A FORMER Chronicle reporter was cheered on by a recognisable time traveller last weekend when he completed the London Marathon for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Oliver Dyson, from Royston, took on the challenge last Sunday alongside 50,000 other runners. Completing the run in 5-20-13 and raising £4,276 for the charity – almost double his original £2,200 target – Oliver said the day was ‘amazing’.

The 30-year-old was boosted by supportive voicenotes from friends, and during the event got a surprise call-out by a celebrity.

“It felt great to hear friendly voices while I was running,” he added.

“But I had to take them off eventually because it was so loud with everyone cheering. During the run someone shouted out ‘come on Ollie’ – I looked around Jodie Whittaker was there, Doctor Who.

“I did a little work with her last year so she must have still recognised me.”

While he’s still recovering from the day, Oliver may have caught the running bug as he’s already excited to get back on the track. I’ve got the marathon blues, I feel like I’m missing something in my life.

“Currently I’m still trying to get my legs to function normally again, but I think I’ve got a bit of a bug for it now.

“It was such an incredible experience – I would like to try and go again to see if I can beat my time.”