A father-of-three raised more than £1,700 for Marie Curie nurses in memory of his mother who was cared for by them before she passed away.

Stephen Mould, of Trinity Road, Wimbledon, ran five miles with family and friends in memory of grandmother-of-three Rita Mould, 84, who had been diagnosed with cancer of the spleen in June last year before it spread to her pancreas.

She was cared for by Marie Curie nurses around the clock in her own home before she died in April this year.

Stephen Mould, 56, is not a keen runner but completed the National Lottery London Anniversary Run in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on Saturday, July 20 in just under one hour.

Mr Mould said: "It was a hugely enjoyable day, although I wondered whether I would survive the heat.

“My wife Jenny, who had done no training but is fitter than me, was ahead of me for over two thirds of the race.

“I paced myself until they played Chariots of Fire when I had an adrenalin rush and took off.

“I thought I was in the home straight but after about 100 metres realised I had at least 250 metres to go so had to slow down.”

He said he enjoyed the day so much he will now enter the Richmond Autumn Riverside Run in October.

To sponsor Mr Mould, visit the website.