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.
You may also want to watch:
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.
- 1 Residents told 'not to approach' illegal encampment
- 2 Father murders daughter’s ex-partner in 'frenzied' multiple knife attack
- 3 March Town mark long-awaited step five return with opening day defeat
- 4 Abandoned mooring could cost £50,000 to replace, says council
- 5 Sweet Caroline and a dodgy knee - review of Olly Murs at Newmarket Nights
- 6 Blush crowned best bridal shop in Cambs
- 7 Did you go to Newmarket Nights? Spot yourself in our gallery
- 8 Drug dealer hid £130,000 at home
- 9 Not breaking news: Vicar with a vision, illegal fishing, workhouses and fork theft
- 10 Teenager, 16, threatened young couple with screwdriver in park
“I would like to thank everybody who sponsored me for their kind generosity.”
To sponsor Mr Dorling visit: www.justgiving.com/eamonn-dorling