James Upfield London Marathon runner and former soldier and chef in the British Army

James Upfield, 46, will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon for the disability charity Scope on April 23, 2017. A former soldier and chef in the British Army, James developed Motor Neurone Disease after radiotherapy treatment for cancer. He is not yet in remission and takes daily pain medication, but spurred on by support from his army friends, James decided to train for the marathon – something he has always wanted to do.