Four marathon challenge
PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 August 2014
MOST people go on holiday to relax and put their feet up, but one Milton man decided to use the trip as a challenge to raise charity cash.
Howard Calcutt is travelling to New Zealand later this month and will be embarking on the first leg of a four-race challenge in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).
The 63-year-old of Sedgemoor Road in Weston is flying out to meet up with family, before running the North Shores Marathon in Auckland in memory of his brother-in-law, who died from the disease last year.
He said: “The MNDA does fantastic work to support people and families afflicted with motor neurone disease and to fund research to help find a cure.
“They rely almost entirely on voluntary donations and that is why I’m hoping to raise £1,000 by running two marathons and two half-marathons.”
The first is in New Zealand and the last will be back in Weston on November 2.
Howard added: “I’ve called my challenge More Marathons Than Mo, though I’ll no doubt be a lot slower than our Olympic hero.”
If you would like to sponsor him, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HowardCalcutt