One down in run­ners epic triple chal­lenge

‘The Bald Run­ner’ takes on three marathons in aid of hospice ap­peal

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im­pressed by Mr Fowler.

“He’s braver than me I think,” he said, as he helped hospice staff pub­li­cise the triple marathon.

Mr Fowler, who is cur­rently work­ing abroad, flew back to the UK in time to get to the start line in Manch­ester, where was aim­ing to com­plete the 26.2 mile course in un­der three-and-a-half hours.

And he hopes the pub­lic will back him in rais­ing thou­sands for hospice pa­tients.

He said: “It will be tough but so worth it if I am able to raise a lot of money for such a worth­while cause. The char­ity is build­ing a new com­mu­nity hospice in Tot­teridge right now and needs ev­ery penny it can get to help give the best pos­si­ble care to pa­tients.

“This will spur me if I hit the wall dur­ing any of the races, be­cause I know I need to do my very best to help these pa­tients who rely on the pub­lic’s gen­eros­ity.”

Dig­ni­taries have also backed The Bald Run­ner.

The Chair­man of South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil Coun­cil­lor Dun­can Smith said: “I wish Matt good luck in his runs.

“It took me three months train­ing to do a re­cent half marathon and a good week to re­cover. So to do the full dis­tance three times re­quires ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment. I hope he re­ceives great spon­sor­ship on be­half of the South Bucks Hospice.”

To spon­sor Mr Fowler go to http://cam­paign. just­giv­ing.com/char­ity/ south­buck­shos­pice/Three­Marathons-in-a-FlashMatt-Fowler-South-Buck­sHospice.

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