Krisna takes on the Manchester Marathon

A close friend's courage will inspire Krisna Lakhani when he runs the Asics Manchester Marathon on Sunday, April 5.

By News Team on January 21, 2020

Krisna, from Swinton, was at the bedside of Sean Archer almost every day during his stay at St Ann’s Hospice.

Sean, from Ancoats, spent 11 months as an inpatient at the Little Hulton hospice before he died of cancer in August 2017, aged just 29.

Krisna is raising funds for St Ann’s, MIND and The Christie, where Sean was also treated, when he undertakes his first marathon.

Sean had one of the longest stays of any inpatients at the hospice which showed how brave he was battling his illness. I was there all the time to support him and the staff there were amazing, lifting his spirits and providing comfort in his time of need. Krisna Lakhani , A regional officer for financial services trade union Accord

After completing the Manchester half marathon in a personal best time, Krisna runs the same distance in Bath in March before his marathon attempt.

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The 2020 course has a new route with a  three-mile city centre loop with the finish line at the Emirates Old Trafford cricket ground.

Entry is free for runners pledging to raise £300 for St Ann’s – the amount which could pay for a patient to attend a day therapy session.

Perks as a Team St Ann’s member include a #TeamStAnns running vest; fundraising pack; training and nutrition advice; a cheer point along the route; regular meet-ups; post-race reception and an  events team supporting runners every step of the way.

Runners with their own place have no minimum sponsorship.  For more details email or call 0161 498 3628.

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