"This year has been a good year for me, despite the many medical hurdles I have had to jump and clear in order to keep myself in the race. This morning, at a time when I would normally be eating my breakfast, I find myself in the Yorkshire Hospital facing my tallest hurdle this year as I have the consultant take two biopsies from suspicious facial marks to determine if they are cancerous to my skin. Given my medical condition, the development of skin cancer for me is highly likely at any stage of my remaining life, and unfortunately, if found present, the vast majority of skin cancers cannot be cured with my particular terminal condition. So, my hope today is that I have a type that may offer successful treatment when examined.
All mornings should be mornings that have a place for prayer and today is no exception. I ask for your thoughts and prayers and hope that they are loud enough and sincere enough to help me cross that finishing line at a more distant date. I am not yet ready to hang up my running shoes as I still have a few more races in me to run. In short, pray that I may convert this one-hundred-metre sack race into a twenty-six-mile marathon. I don't mind in the least, should I be the runner who crosses the finishing line last; the one helped by my brothers and sisters in Christ!" William Forde: November 8th, 2016.