A MOTHER from Taunton will join thousands of runners in the London Marathon this Sunday (April 13).

Sam Wharton, 38, who lives by French Weir, is hoping to run the famous 26.2-mile course around the capital in three hours and 30 minutes.

The IT technician, who is part of Taunton Running Forever club, will be joined by her friend Kerry Clarke to raise cash for Children with Cancer UK.

Sam said: “I chose to run for this charity because Kerry does a lot of work for them.

“She told me about some of the children they have helped and I just wanted to try and help the charity, even if it is a relatively small amount.”

To sponsor Sam, visit her fundraising page by clicking here.