Kevin takes on the Tough Ten

PUBLISHED: 21:01 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

A KEEN runner will be taking on an arduous challenge to raise money in memory of two friends.

A KEEN runner will be taking on an arduous challenge to raise money in memory of two friends.

Kevin Clement will be tackling the Tough Ten in Weston on February 14 in aid of Weston Hospicecare.

The 43-year-old chose the Uphill-based hospice after his friend's mum Jenny Cook and his friend Hilary Ward both received treatment there before dying of cancer.

Kevin, who works as a carpet fitter, said: "The hospice needs thousands of pounds each week to continue to run.

"If I can raise something near that I would be very pleased.

"I have done quite a bit of running before. I did the Torbay half marathon and I've also taken part in runs in Bristol.

"But the Tough Ten is a lot harder that those, I am used to running on roads, not all different terrains.

"I am looking forward to it though, it will be a challenge."

Jenny died in September 2009 and her two sons, Mark and Matt, have been friends with Kevin since infant school.

Hilary also died last year and her daughter was best friends with Kevin's daughter. She also worked in Kevin's brother's carpet shop.

Kevin added: "Jenny was like an auntie to me, so anything I can do to help the hospice would be great.

"Both women were both looked after really well in there."

The East Huntspill resident is expected to be joined by more than 1,000 other runners at the Tough Ten 10-mile race.

The route follows the seafront up to the Kewstoke Toll Road before lapping around Worlebury Woods and back to the promenade.

For more information visit www.toughten.co.uk

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