Former Tranmere player to run two fundraising marathons in two days

Former Tranmere Rovers player Alex Hay will be completing a double marathon in two days next month to raise funds for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

The first marathon will finish at Prenton Park prior to the AFC Wimbledon fixture, before Alex runs the London Marathon the following day.

After completing the London Marathon in 2022, Alex will be going a step further with the double this time around, with Rovers supporters invited to come along early to the AFC Wimbledon game to support him at the finish of the first leg.

Donations have already surpassed £3,000, and supporters can donate to his cause via the JustGiving page found by clicking here

Alex said, “After I did the London Marathon in 2022, it was very hard work but I enjoyed certain aspects of it. The experience and raising money for Clatterbridge Cancer Charity made me feel really positive.”

Alex’s dad used to work for Tranmere Rovers, and was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. “It hit us all hard, but seeing his attitude towards it and how he’s saying how he’s living with cancer rather than dying of it, is really positive.”

Alex will finish the first leg of his double marathon at Prenton Park, and has spoken of the feelings it will evoke coming across the finish line at the club he loves and where he started his career. “It’ll be emotional, I think the whole idea of it is emotional. The fact that I’m doing it for such a big charity in the local area and something that hits everyone in one way or another, and I’m going through something really tough at the moment.

“It’ll obviously be emotional, but whenever I go back to Tranmere I get emotional, some of the best parts of my life have been spent there.”

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is a cause close to Alex’s heart, but one he feels raising money for can benefit the wider community, “It’s such a big thing in the Merseyside area, everyone will know someone who has been to Clatterbridge or is going through something similar to what I am at the moment so I wanted to do something for the local community because it means that much to me and I try and give back as much as I can.”

Supporters are encouraged to come down to Prenton Park early ahead of the AFC Wimbledon game to support Alex as he finishes the first leg of his journey at his boyhood club.

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