Tadhg Flanagan, Director of Business Space Made Easy is momentarily stepping away from selling office space to something a little more physically challenging. In the memory of his late mother who suffered with multiple sclerosis for a long period of time, Tadhg will be running this year’s London Marathon!
About Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system. It causes the immune system to become confused leading it to attack itself rather than the infections or diseases that it is designed to combat. This process then causes messages between the nervous system and the brain to slow down, become distorted or to be blocked all together.
The symptoms of MS are different for each suffer and can vary at different times of their lives. This is why the charity MS-UK is so important. They are on hand to give support, advice and reassurance to sufferers as well as continuing to research possible treatments and cures.
First Hand Experience
Tadgh, who has first-hand experience of the charity’s efforts says, ‘the research, work and also support set up for those suffering with this disease is extensive. Much has been done in recent times to alleviate the pain of those suffering however, there is still lots to be done. ’ Even 21 years after the sad passing of his mother, Tadhg is still campaigning for this great cause.
Ten years since his last marathon, this year’s event is certainly going to be a challenge! However, taking his tally up to six London Marathons, Tadhg is definitely not one to shy away from a feat such as this. Putting his determination to the test, Tadhg has told Londonoffices, since suffering a back injury over Christmas he is now sitting four weeks behind schedule with his training. Despite this, the happy-go-lucky Irishman is confident that he ‘can stay injury free over the coming weeks getting myself into reasonable shape and get ‘round ok on April 22nd.’
The route stretches an impressive 26 miles starting from Blackheath near Greenwich all the way to The Mall at St. James’. A spectacular selection of runners will be taking part, raising money for a wealth of worthy causes. The elite wheelchair race starts at 08:55, followed by the World Para Athletics Marathon World Cup at 09:00. After this, elite runners will start the main event followed by the masses at 10:00 am. The event is always extremely popular and the entire route is teeming with supportive spectators throughout the day.
In the past Tadhg has raised money for a number of other charities and he is passionate about any endeavour that he undertakes in business or socially. We wish him all the best on the big day and hope he can smash his target.
Check out Tadhg’s just giving page on the link below and please donate if you can!