Scott Kneebone, 26, is an Inspector with Devon and Cornwallâ€™s Special Constabulary. Heâ€™s never run a marathon before, but he says itâ€™s worth it for our cause.
Scott in training
I see victims of crime all the time through my work with the Specials. Iâ€™ve worked very closely with thousands of victims over my nine-yearâ€™ service, and Iâ€™ve witnessed how crime impacts on peopleâ€™s lives.
Crimestoppers does fantastic work in the community by taking anonymous information from the public through their 0800 555 111 number and Anonymous Online Form. This helps solve outstanding crimes.
Iâ€™ve seen, first-hand, how important the charity is and I want to help them continue their amazing work.
The key is not to make excuses for not going out for a run during training. In the cold dark nights of winter, itâ€™s very easy to say you canâ€™t run tonight because you have this or that to do. But you just have to bite the bullet and get out there â€“ even if itâ€™s just a mile or so.
Scott says completing the marathon will be something to be proud of.
My girlfriend and parents are heading up from Cornwall with me, so just knowing they will be their cheering me on will help me along. Also, the thousands of spectators that will be lining the roads will also help me, and all the other runners on our way.
I really respect the achievements of everyone who has completed a marathon; to be able to achieve that for myself will be something to be proud of.
You can help me reach my fundraising target here