Fenland man completes 40-mile run to raise money for Cancer Research UK

A FENLAND man completed 161 laps of an athletics track for charity and was still back at work the next day.

Financial advisor, Eamonn Dorling, from Whittlesey, ran 40 miles to raise money for Cancer Research UK. He completed the Barry 40 challenge in five hours, one minute and 14 seconds.

Mr Dorling, 56, who works at Beacon Financial Limited in Kimbolton, finished sixth overall and topped his age group at the annual ultra-run in Barry, South Wales, last Sunday.

He said: “I went through the marathon distance in three hours 10 minutes feeling fine. It got a bit tougher after 30 miles so I had to work quite hard over the last 40-odd laps.”

Mr Dorling, who has completed 20 marathons, was joined on the day by his wife Leslie, who acted as his lap scorer and refreshment manager.

The father-of-two has raised �180 for Cancer Research UK but is seeking further donations to hit his �300 target.

He said: “Family members and friends have suffered from cancer, and so by raising money for the charity I hope it will go some way to help them discover cures.

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“I would like to thank everybody who sponsored me for their kind generosity.”

To sponsor Mr Dorling visit: www.justgiving.com/eamonn-dorling

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