Mr Pisal Runs The Comrades Ultra Marathon
Giving back is at the core of what we do at London Gynaecology. We have a firm commitment to fundraising throughout the year, particularly for women’s health charities. With our first-hand perspective on the ways gynaecological conditions can affect women’s lives, we see huge value in raising money to help fund research, care and support.
London Gynaecology’s Consultant Gynaecologist Narendra Pisal is a keen runner with 12 marathons under his belt. Last year, he ran the London Marathon in aid of The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust raising over £14,000 for new equipment for better endometrial cancer diagnosis at the hospital. This amazing achievement was only possible through kind donations from friends & colleagues, patients and London Gynaecology who also donated £5,000.
2019 will see Mr Pisal’s biggest challenge yet. On June 9th, he will run the Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa. Comrades is the world’s oldest and largest ultra-marathon, at a massive 87km long with 2000m of elevation gain, starting in Durban and finishing in Pietermaritzburg. All entrants have to finish in 12 hours.
Mr Pisal says: “I have chosen to support Jo’s Trust and Eve Appeal. I am passionate about women’s health but sadly as a gynaecologist I see many patients who have been affected by a gynaecological cancer. Every day in the UK, 58 women are diagnosed with a gynaecological cancer and 21 will die. There is still a lot of work to do in raising the awareness, discovering new treatments and ultimately supporting women and their families through these diseases. These two charities are doing great work to bring gynaecological cancers to the forefront, onto the agenda and support groundbreaking research.”
As part of his training for Comrades, Mr Pisal has participated in other marathons and training events; earlier this year, he ran the Manchester Marathon, achieving a time of 3:43:11 – beating his previous PB by 8 minutes. We’re excited to keep you up to date with his progress on our social media in these last few crucial weeks of training.
As ever, Mr Pisal’s goal in completing this huge challenge is to raise as much money as possible for these fantastic gynaecological cancer charities.
At London Gynaecology we’re also extremely pleased to support Mr Pisal’s effort and will match the funds raised up to £5000.
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