Rob Plant is very kindly running the Brighton Marathon in aid of the Sussex Cancer Fund. As well as being chairman of the Seaford Striders, a fabulous local running club, Rob has a story to tell about his running and why he has chosen to support the Sussex Cancer Fund.
“Firstly, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma in February 2013, after two operations and five years of top to toe full body inspections I was cleared in March 2018. Through this time I was constantly supported by my very own Macmillan Nurse who was amazing.
I started my running journey in March 2016 after realising being over 19st wasn’t good. I started a couch to 5K group with the Seaford Striders and managed to see it through and actually started to enjoy running. I’ve now run a countless number of 5K’s including 56 park runs, loads of 10K’s, two half marathons and now in April this year I’m running my first marathon in Brighton.
So how did I end up as the Seaford Striders Running Club Chairman? Christmas 2016 saw the Chairman of the club wanting to stand down after many years. A couple of club committee members thought it might be something I might be good at so I was asked if I would step in as Chairman at the 2017 AGM. The rest is history, nearly two years later the club now has over 300 members and is going from strength to strength. Our committee works very hard to make our club a success.
My own experience with cancer, loving running and being the Seaford Striders Chairman has inspired me to raise a few quid for charities, cancer-based charities in particular.”