Precky’s wife runs half marathon for SPF

Team Precky - Rachel Leigh, Linzi Prescott, Ste White, Neil Prescott and Dave Leigh
Team Precky - Rachel Leigh, Linzi Prescott, Ste White, Neil Prescott and Dave Leigh

Steve Prescott’s widow successfully completed her first ever half marathon at the weekend in memory of her late husband.

Linzi Prescott, 39, finished the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon in an impressive two hours seven minutes and 27 seconds in aid of the Steve Prescott Foundation.

Poignantly, her husband was treated in the city during the latter stages of his battle with a rare form of stomach cancer before passing away last November.

She said: “My husband inspired me, a non-runner, to put my running shoes on after watching how he pushed his body to the limits.

“Stephen competed in multiple endurance challenges despite suffering with terminal cancer and raised more than half a million pounds for charity.”

Ex-Saints star Steve, who was awarded the MBE in 2010, inspired thousands of people – both in rugby and beyond – with his brave cancer battle.

The father-of-two had been given just months to live after he was diagnosed with pseudomyxoma peritonei back in 2007.

But he then wowed doctors by not only fighting the disease head-on, but by taking on a series of incredible physical challenges to help raise vital funds for the Christie Hospital and Try Assist.

Linziwho ran as part of Team Precky, added: “Oxford will always have a very special place in my heart as this is where we shared the last four months of his life together. It was also the place which gave us hope and a lifeline when every other option was closed.

“I couldn’t think of a more fitting place to complete the biggest race of my life.”