10 in 10 feat as Kevin takes on marathons

Kevin Blackhurst
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one marathon is enough for most people – but a Leeds dad is running one a day for 10 days.

Kevin Blackhurst is joining the 10in10 event in the Lake District, which starts tomorrow.

The keen runner from Leeds will complete a marathon every day until May 18, circumnavigating Lake Windermere, England’s longest lake.

Kevin, who has completed 45 marathons previously, said: “This is a massive challenge on one of the toughest courses in Great Britain.”

During the event, the 54-year-old will live at a residential centre in Ambleside run by the Brathay Trust and is also raising money for the young people’s charity.

He and the other participants will be supported by nutritional, physio and other experts while Kevin will be following in the footsteps of his partner, Diane Shaw, who ran it in 2012 and is the fastest woman over 50 to complete it.

“I am so pleased to be taking part and I would like to raise as much money as possible for Brathay Trust,” Kevin added.

“They work with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people from all over the country and the work they do is fantastic. So please dig deep and help me to raise as much money as possible.”

The father-of-three, who works for Network Rail at Leeds City Station, has already raised nearly £2,000.

Now he is hoping supporters will help him to reach his target of £3,000 as he takes on a feat described by survival expert Bear Grylls as “an epic challenge that will require an epic strength of mind”.

* Donate via www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Blackhurst and send tweets of encouragement to @brathaymarathon using #team10in10.

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