Ex-Blackpool keeper Lloyd Scott finishes the London Marathon after 26 days

Posted by - May 13, 2011 - Blackpool, Oddballs

But he had a good excuse

Former Blackpool, Watford and Leyton Orient goalkeeper Lloyd Scott has completed the London Marathon in a time of 26 days. Scott crawled a mile every day dressed as Brian, the snail from The Magic Roundabout.

He hopes to have raised £200,000 for children’s charity Action for Kids during his marathon, erm, marathon.

After crossing the finishing line, he said: He said: “It was very difficult. I had consistent nose bleeds, I had to go to hospital to have my nose cauterised and treated.

“I kept being sick in the snail – I even slept in the snail as well.

“The big problems have been the weather because it gets very, very hot inside, and then there are the deposits that are left on the pavement – glass, nails, doggy doo-dah, takeaway meals.”

The 49-year-old survived after being diagnosed with leukaemia more than 20 years ago.