Ceyhun Uzun from Sidcup to brave second London Marathon in memory of his daughter

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 April 2018 | UPDATED: 12:49 25 April 2018

Front row: Meg Walker and Richard Scantlebury. Middle row: Cayhun Uzan and andy Sharpe. Back row:  Holly Bishop and Frederick Holland  Picture: Ceyhun Uzan

Front row: Meg Walker and Richard Scantlebury. Middle row: Cayhun Uzan and andy Sharpe. Back row: Holly Bishop and Frederick Holland Picture: Ceyhun Uzan


Ceyhun Uzun, from Sidcup, is training for a unique Ghostbusters themed Guinness World Record London Marathon effort.

Ceyhun Uzan and his daughter Tanyel. Picture: Ceyhun Uzan Ceyhun Uzan and his daughter Tanyel. Picture: Ceyhun Uzan

The 48-year-old Safer Schools Metropolitan police liaison officer, will be putting his fitness to the test as part of a six-person Ghostbusters themed group to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people and Tanyel’s Smile, a charity set up by Ceyhun in memory of his daughter Tanyel, to help young cancer patients in Northern Cyprus.

Last year, the group set a new world record for the ‘fastest marathon in a five-person costume’ all dressed as characters from Scooby Do, including Ceyhun as ‘the Sidcup Scooby Do’, clocking a time of six hours 17 minutes.

This year, the team are going one better by running for the ‘fastest marathon in a six person costume’.

The team, calling themselves the ‘Ecto-6’, comprises of people from all the over the UK who have all been affected by cancer, who met running the London Marathon and stayed in touch via Facebook.

Ceyhun said: “It felt amazing to finish and to set the world record last year as this has generated so much exposure and raised so many donations for young children and that’s why we’ve decided to do it all over again and to raise more awareness and donations.

“Watching their faces smile means the world to us.”

Ceyhun was inspired to join the team in memory of his daughter Tanyel who sadly passed away in January 2016 after being diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer Ewing Sarcoma in July 2013 just six days after her 18th birthday.

During this difficult time, Ceyhun and his family received support from CLIC Sargent.

This year’s London Marathon marks Ceyhun’s fourth for CLIC Sargent having raised over £30,000 thousand pounds for the cancer charity.


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