Robocop’s 26-mile road to recovery

Peter Gore celebrates a landmark achievement after recovering from a near fatal accident.
Peter Gore celebrates a landmark achievement after recovering from a near fatal accident.

A police officer from Chesterfield completed a miraculous recovery from a near-fatal car crash to run the London marathon for charity.

After Peter Gore, 39, was involved in a collision with a car five years ago while cycling, he feared he would not be able to walk again, let alone run.

The father-of-two suffered a broken hip and collarbone, and a cracked spine, and was confined to a wheelchair while he underwent multiple operations to pin his bones together with metal pins.

Now Peter is celebrating the landmark achievement of completing the London marathon in an impressive three hours 38 minutes.

Peter said: “I was very lucky, it could have so easily been fatal. After the accident, I felt very low. I feared I wouldn’t be able to do any sport again.

“I decided either I would become a victim to my injuries or take charge and try to do the best I could to recover.”

Peter battled his way back on to the road, and decided to take on the 26 mile run to support SkillForce, a veterans charity delivering character education work in schools.

He has raised £400 so far, and charity boss Ben Slade said: “Peter’s resilience, determination and self-confidence is what we’re all about.”

Find out more at www.skillforce.org.