The 52-year-old will complete his 100th half marathon on Sunday, April 19, in memory of his mother.

A Bickington man is set to bring up a century of half marathons in memory of his mother.

Ken Howick, 52, will complete his 100th event at the Plymouth Half Marathon on Sunday, April 19, and he’ll be running for Target Ovarian Cancer.

Ken’s mum, June Allin, died after a battle with the disease in May last year.

Ken, who took part in his first half marathon back in 1990, said: “My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, and sadly again in 2009. In September 2013 she also received the devastating news that she was also suffering from ovarian cancer.

“Despite two courses of chemotherapy, my brave mother passed away on May 26, exactly two months before her 77th Birthday.

“She was a great support when it came to my running events, and after I hit the 75 mark we often talked about if I could keep going to complete my 100th race.

“For me, it’s a huge achievement, and I always wanted to do something special to mark the occasion. After my mother passed away, it seemed only fitting that I should carry on and aim to achieve my goal of 100 half marathons in her memory.”

Ken initially set himself a fundraising target of £200, but he has already raised more than £750 for the charity with three weeks to go to the big race.

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