Lisa’s marathon effort for Dad

Lisa Hewer, left, with former schoolfriend and running mate Alison Goldney at the Edinburgh marathon
Lisa Hewer, left, with former schoolfriend and running mate Alison Goldney at the Edinburgh marathon
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A Leighton Buzzard woman has run three marathons in five weeks, in memory of her dad.

Lisa Hewer, aged 35, has raised almost £3,000 for Bowel & Cancer Research, after her father, Frank, died from bowel cancer when she was just 16.

Lisa took part in the London Marathon in April, followed by Milton Keynes, and then Edinburgh – and she’s got two more marathons lined up in the autumn.

Troubled by a knee injury at Mile 18 of the Milton Keynes Marathon, Lisa focused on her father, a former Beds County Councillor and governor for Leedon Lower and Brooklands Middle Schools.

Lisa said: “He faced the aftermath of bowel cancer as only he could – with courage and good humour which lasted right up to his last days.

“If he could face that with such courage and dignity, I could definitely get through the last few miles.”

Lisa, an IT manager at the Open University, has been nominated by her friend Karla Wright for a Justgiving Inspiration Award for Women.

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