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Gordon attempts seven day marathon challenge for charity

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1843 days ago   Article ID# 1545737
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CLIC Sargent

DORSET, U K (View Online) - A plumber will begin his warm up for the London Marathon next week by running the equivalent of seven marathons from West Bay to the capital.

Former Beaminster School pupil Gordon Childs has set himself the challenge of running up to 190 miles in the seven days leading up to the annual event.

He will start in the seaside resort before heading to his home town of Yeovil and on to London in time for the race on Sunday, April 22nd.

The 30-year-old was inspired to run his seventh official marathon for Clic Sargent by his young nephew who is in remission from cancer.

He said: Im running for Clic Sargent again because in 2008 my nephew had cancer and hes only just getting better now and is going through remission. Last year me and my brother ran for the charity so I thought Id would do it again this year.

He added: I was going to run the London Marathon any way but I thought why not do something different so I thought Id run to London and then complete the marathon.

I do about 12 miles a day and one long run once a week but now I just need to train my legs to run on tired muscles, if I can do that I should be alright.

I decided to start in West Bay because I grew up in the area and because I wanted to do a marathon a day it worked out better to start there rather than Yeovil.

The South Petherton football club player-manager is starting on Monday, April 16th and ending his marathon challenge the following Sunday.

This years Virgin London Marathon will be the 32nd and will be run over the traditional distance of 42.195 km (26 miles and 385 yards).

CLIC Sargent is the UKs leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families.

It provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life.

The charity cares for patients from diagnosis onwards and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

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