Luke’s fitness journey Marathon began about a year ago when he decided to get into shape ahead of the birth of his son.
‘I made the decision to lose weight as I wanted to be healthy and fit for the arrival of my baby boy, so I started a journey of healthy eating and running.’
His hard work saw him shed the pounds and last October Luke completed the Cardiff Half Marathon having lost almost four stone.
In February his grandad, Dave Gray, suffered a stroke just before his 75th birthday. He spent several weeks in and out of hospital before being moved to St Michael’s.
‘I can’t thank St Michael’s enough, from the calming environment, the friendly faces and the invaluable support. ‘They didn’t just help my grandad, they helped our entire family and I’ll be forever grateful.
‘My grandad sadly passed away on the 29th July whilst at St Michael’s.
‘Since then I’ve wanted a way to say thank you so I’ve decided to continue my new passion for running and push myself to endure many cold and wet training runs and complete 26.2 miles at Paris Marathon on 5th April 2020.
‘As well as raising money for St Michael’s I also hope to continue my weight loss journey.’
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