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Caister man's Silverstone run

PUBLISHED: 10:53 07 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:58 30 June 2010

Stuart Curror will be running for his dad Bill

Stuart Curror will be running for his dad Bill

IT is considered the home of British motorsport, but for one Caister man the Silverstone racetrack will provide the setting for a run inspired by his father's fight with illness.

IT is considered the home of British motorsport, but for one Caister man the Silverstone racetrack will provide the setting for a run inspired by his father's fight with illness.

Stuart Curror, 20, will be running for Bill, who recently overcame prostrate cancer, and is currently in training for his run at the 13.1 mile distance, the Silverstone half marathon on Sunday, March 14.

Stuart's sponsored efforts will help towards raising money for the Prostate Cancer Charity.

He said: “I saw two Facebook friends were doing it so I thought I would get involved. When I saw the list of charities I could run for it was the perfect option.”

Stuart had only just started studying mental health nursing at Coventry University in Autumn 2008 when he heard the news about his father.

He said: “My dad had the option of having an operation and he did just before Christmas of that year- he has been okay since.”

Now working at Northgate Hospital and hoping to continue his course at the UEA shortly, he has put his mind to training and is running come wind, rain or snow.

Stuart added: “Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer among British men, and if I can help the charity spread awareness and encourage people to be aware of the symptoms then that can only be good.”

Bill, 62, also of Caister, said he originally “had no idea” about his son's plans but was proud of the huge effort he was putting in.

He said: “Thankfully I'm recovered but the more awareness is spread the more lives can be saved.”

Those wishing to donate can go on www.justgiving.com/stuart-curror


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