Double challenge in aid of hospital
A Kennington man will be running in the Brighton Marathon this Sunday and then has just two weeks to recover before he repeats the same feat by running the London Marathon.
Paul Brasington, 39, is running both marathons for The Friends of the William Harvey Hospital.
Mr Brasington said: “I have been a keen runner for the last 10 years or so and the Brighton and London Marathons will be my fifth and sixth marathons respectively.
“My previous best time is 3hrs 44mins and I am aiming to finish Brighton sub 3hrs 40mins.
“London may be glorified sightseeing as I expect to still be aching from Brighton!
“Running for me became a great way to keep fit when I became too old and slow to play football any more.
“There is a very good social side within the running ‘community’ and for an individual sport everyone is very supportive and encouraging of each other.”
Mr Brasington works for Morningstar, an investment management firm and has previously run the Brighton Marathon twice and the London and Paris Marathons.
He will be running with his friend Glenn Holliday.
To sponsor him visit https:// mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ paulbrasington