Pharmacist Rob Duncombe targets a Guinness World Record in the London Marathon complete with a 2.4 metre tree costume.
Pharmacist hopes to beat world record at London Marathon dressed as a tree
A pharmacist hopes to be head and shoulders above the rest of the runners at the London Marathon as he aims to beat a Guinness World Record wearing an “absolutely stunning” 2.4 metre tall tree costume.
Rob Duncombe, chief pharmacist at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will take on the famous running event on October 2 to raise funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which raises money for cancer centre The Royal Marsden.
The bulk of funding is to go towards the charity’s Oak Cancer Centre appeal, which aims to support the development of a “state-of-the-art” treatment and research facility at the hospital’s Sutton site, which will include more than 400 researchers, 350 clinical staff and thousands of patients together under one roof and is set to open next year.
In a bid to do something “slightly different” to raise money, Duncombe thought “well, because we’re building a unit called The Oak Cancer Centre, wouldn’t it be quite fun to do the London Marathon in a tree costume”.