Piyush Gudka, who has completed 121 marathons, has signed up to take part in this year’s Moor Park 10k on Sunday 24 September to raise funds for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

The 67-year-old accountant from Stanmore will join runners from ‘Team Telic’, a local accountancy firm and sponsors of the event, to raise funds to support patients facing treatment for cancer at the Northwood centre.

Piyush said: “I did my first marathon - the London Marathon - in 1994 with Vipool Shah, a senior tax consultant at Telic, so it is great to join Team Telic to support this great cause.

“I have now completed 121 marathons including a marathon on each of the six inhabited continents in less than a year during 1997/1998.

“I have received the coveted Six Star Medal for completing all six of the World Marathon Majors twice. I’m one of a small group of people worldwide to have earned the medal more than once. I have inspired, motivated and trained more than 250 runners to run at least one marathon.

“Over 29 years, the runners I’ve trained and I together have raised £1.4 million for numerous charities so I hope I can raise even more by running Moor Park 10k for Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.”

Beth McNeil, head of fundraising, said: “It is great to have the amazing Piyush joining Moor Park 10k. Having already completed 121 marathons, he really is going the extra mile to support people facing treatment for cancer.

“The funds raised from the event will help us provide items such as scalp cooling units to reduce the risk of hair loss associated with chemotherapy, improvements to the outside spaces so patients and staff can spend time out in the fresh air and complementary therapies to help patients cope with their diagnosis and treatment.”