A COURAGEOUS mum has spoken of her pride after completing the London Marathon in memory of her dad.

Carol Currie, 37, raised nearly £6,000 for pancreatic cancer charity after father Ronnie Moir passed away from the disease 15 years ago.

She headed down to London on Sunday with her husband Richie and seven-year-old daughter Millie for the big challenge.

Carol told the News: "It was amazing to take part, the crowds were just incredible and they kept cheering me all the way round.

"I started running four years ago and back then I could only dream I would one day be able to run a marathon and never imagined I would be taking in one of the biggest in the world.

"Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way and knows the devastating effect it causes. Back in 2008 I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer and not a single day passes where I don't think about him. This challenge is dedicated to him, and the thousands of people, who's lives have been taken by this horrible disease.

"This was one of the biggest challenges of my life but I knew my dad was right there with me every step of the way.

"I was overcome with emotion when I reached the finishing line. I was over the moon to complete it in four hours and 54 minutes and thought of my dad as I made it to the end.

"I loved going over Tower Bridge at the halfway point and it was really great to run past some of the great London landmarks like the Cutty Sark and The Shard.

Carol was focussed on raising funds for Pancreatic Cancer UK after her father passed away when she was only 21. He was 57.

He had been ill for six months and was only diagnosed with the deadly condition just two weeks before he passed away.

Carol, of Seaton Terrace in Skelmorlie, said: "It was very emotional - we are very close family. My mum Liz and I never expected to lose my dad at such a young age.

"Pancreatic Cancer UK put on a special event after the run and I got such a great welcome at the venue, with everyone cheering and clapping.

"It was lovely."

Carol, who works at the Station Bar in Wemyss Bay, would like to thank everyone for donating.

She said: "It is such an important cause that will always be close to my heart."

You can donate here: tinyurl.com/5ydrh4ju