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Runner completes 1,200 miles in year for cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 19:00 18 December 2017 | UPDATED: 12:53 27 December 2017

David Browne has raised over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

David Browne has raised over £2,000 for Cancer Research UK.

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A Burnham-on-Sea man ran every day in 2017 to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

David Browne, of Noel Coward Close, set a target to run 2,017km and raise £1,000 for the charity, but exceeded these goals by December.

He ran more than 2,050km throughout the year in varying increments to form his streak, and raised £2,135 in the process, a 113 per cent increase on his original target.

Speaking about his achievements, David said: “I was walking home from the pub and suddenly had this great idea to raise some valuable money for a great charity.

“In 2000, my mother passed away due to cancer, and it is not something I have ever fully come to terms with, so I decided to run to beat cancer.

“Running has always been a part of my life.

“I started taking it seriously at university and have run half marathons across the country, with my next one in Newport in April next year.”

Visit David’s JustGiving page to support his running efforts.

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