London Marathon 2018: Runner hopes to put right last year’s injury woes for Woodford Green hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:00 22 April 2018

Andrew Yuill and his family. Photo: Andrew Yuill

Andrew Yuill and his family. Photo: Andrew Yuill


After pulling out from last year’s race because of injury, Andrew Yuill returned to take on the London Marathon to raise £2,000 in support of Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Andrew Yuill and his family. Photo: Andrew YuillAndrew Yuill and his family. Photo: Andrew Yuill

Andrew had been training for three months in winter 2016/17 when he tore his calf muscles, ending his hopes of taking part in the marathon.

Writing on his fundraising page, he said: “Needless to say at the time I was pretty gutted.

He added: “After a bit of perspective, re-grouping, and too many sessions with the physio/sports doctor/sports masseur than I care to remember (thank you BUPA healthcare) I’m giving the London Marathon another crack.

“This time just hope to get to the start line, let alone the finish!”

The hospice, in High Road. Woodford Green, provides support to children and young people with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. Help him at

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