Our Very Own Ben Brindley is be taking on his biggest challenge yet, his 7 in 7- seven marathons in 7 days – to raise money for Buxton Mountain Rescue Team.
Ben, believes the work the team does is amazing and wants to help them out by raising money and awareness.
Ben said: “They are an emergency service but rely solely on donation. I have always given to the charity as an insurance policy but now I want to do more.
Previously, Ben had run in a week was 73 miles, but completing the 26.2 miles of a marathon every day, (the 7 in 7) will take his total up to more than 180.
“I became a dad seven months ago and my running took a back seat, so it is going to be really hard to push myself to that kind of distance but it will be worth it.”
As a father working for himself, Ben did not want his challenge to take him too far away from home – so he will be running around the Peak District between Sunday June 11 and Saturday June 18.
Ben is a member of Tideswell Running Club and will be shadowed by some of his running buddies.
“I have timed it so there will be days when I am running when the club is on, and will do the last five miles with them which will be great,” he said.
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Article amended from Buxton Advertiser.
Phil started running in 2014. His current goal is to compete in as many races as possible and keep improving.