Andrew Swinburne

A Lichfield man is taking on a half marathon challenge in memory of his stillborn son.

Andrew Swinburne will take part in the London Landmarks Half Marathon on behalf of children’s charity Tommy’s.

The 35-year-old has already competed in a number of races, including last year’s event.

Andrew Swinburne with his daughter Pippa in front of a picture of his son Theo

He said he will be running this year in memory of his son Theo, who was stillborn in 2016.

Andrew said: “Training is going okay – I would like to have done a few more miles but overall it’s going pretty well.

“I have a friend at work also training for the Manchester Marathon in March so we’re running together at lunch, which is a great help.

“Staying injury and illness free is always difficult, especially training early in the year.

“But I’m looking forward to crossing the finish line, doing my little T sign for Theo and seeing my wife and daughter, Theo’s little sister – and who will be nearly one.”

The 13.1mile course passes Big Ben, St Paul’s Cathedral the London Eye and the Tower of London and will see 13,000 runners take on the challenge on 24th March.

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