Running to remember

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Running to remember thumbnailGlenn and Margaret McPeak pictured with their son James and his wife Samantha and children Ben and Emma.

A BIG-HEARTED Portstewart man is preparing to lace up his running shoes and tackle Belfast's Half Marathon in memory of his mother who passed away last month.
Glenn McPeak will join almost 3,500 participants in a 13.1 mile journey from Ormeau Park on Sunday, September 17, in the hopes of raising as much money as possible in aid of Marie Curie as a tribute to his mother Margaret.
The 47-year-old explained: "The help Marie Curie gave us in mum's final week went beyond the duty of care and we are totally indebted to them. They were so patient and supportive of both her and my dad. They are fabulous - each and every one of them.
“It was very sudden, from diagnosis to passing away it was less than eight weeks. My Mum and Dad had planned to go on holiday but never managed to make the trip."
Former Chronicle employee, Margaret McPeak, had been planning to go to Jersey for a holiday with her husband Glenn. However in June this year she had mentioned she wasn't feeling well. After a check-up with the doctor, Margaret was sent to the Causeway Hospital, where it was discovered she had a blood clot in her lung and so would be unable to fly.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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