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Runner's aiming for 10 marathons in 10 weeks

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: September 01, 2014

By Rob Smyth

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AN enthusiastic runner is taking on the mammoth challenge of completing 10 marathons in 10 weeks to raise money for charity.

Nick Teige will be raising funds for the Brain Tumour Charity after losing his sister Eleanor to a tumour at the age of two.

Mr Teige, from Ashby, is a member of the Ivanhoe Runners and a triathlete with MVH Triathlon Club.

He told the Mail: "I am really looking forward to taking part in the challenge for such an important cause, and have stocked up on blister plasters and Vaseline in preparation.

"The hard part initially was finding 10 marathons in the UK in 10 consecutive weeks that were logistically possible."

He ran his first marathon on August 17 by taking part in the Cheddar Gorge Marathon.

He followed that up with the Thames Meander marathon and the Halifax marathon. The remaining marathons will take place in Wolverhampton, Derbyshire, Farnham, Nottingham, Bournemouth, the Forest of Dean and Abingdon.

He hopes to finish his marathon effort on October 19.

Mr Teige has paid for entry to all the events himself so all monies raised can go directly to charity.

Louise Taylor (pictured), the director of fund-raising at the charity, said: "We are extremely grateful for all the efforts made by our fantastic fund-raisers and wish them all the very best.

"Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and, unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years.

"We are leading the way in changing this and truly fighting brain tumours on all fronts through our work, including a £2.5m investment into research this year alone.

"We receive no government funding and rely 100 per cent on voluntary donations."

To sponsor Mr Teige, visit www.justgiving.com/nickteige10in10

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