A uro-oncology nurse consultant has completed five marathons in the run up to her 50th birthday to support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Netty Kinsella, who works at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, completed four marathons solo and then was joined in her fifth and final marathon by some of her colleagues from the urology unit.
Dr Kinsella said it was on her bucket list to do 10 marathons before she turned 50 but realised this year that she would have to do five more to hit her target.
“I had done a few half marathons at the beginning of the year but had to really step up my training for this challenge, I started doing daily runs to work at the Royal Marsden as well as an extra 20-30km run at the weekends.”
The urology unit team were due to run the Richmond Marathon as the final one out of the five but it was cancelled.
Instead they did their own version which involved running along the River Thames, and turned out to be Dr Kinsella’s “favourite of them all”.