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Dog joins owner for half marathon
Thursday April 16th 2015
A man and his dog have completed a half marathon in aid of a charity.
Mark Goff, 30, from Ponsanooth in Cornwall, ran the Exmoor race with his border collie, Pongo, in memory of his Bafta-winning uncle Chris Collins, a film producer who died of cancer last year at the age of 52.
The duo completed the course in a respectable three hours and 11 minutes, raising £550 for Dimbleby Cancer Care.
Pongo set the pace during the race, and Mark said he seemed to bark every half a mile as though to remind his owner that he needed to speed up.
Chris, a production executive for the UK Film Council and BFI Film Fund, had been treated by Dimbleby Cancer Care, which was set up in 1966 in memory of broadcaster Richard Dimbleby and is based at Guy's and St Thomas' hospitals in London.
His family and friends are hoping to raise £15,000 for the charity over the next year and a half through a series of events.
Copyright Press Association 2015