Ex-RAF policeman Stuart is running for Help for Heroes

Ex-RAF policeman Stuart Davidson is preparing to take part in the Great Eastern Run next week to raise cash for Help For Heroes.
Ex-RAF policeman Stuart Davidson is preparing to take part in the Great Eastern Run next week to raise cash for Help For Heroes.

AN EX-forces policeman from Boston is preparing to run a half marathon in aid of Help for Heroes.

Stuart Davidson, of Allington Gardens, is running up to 16k a day to train for the Perkins Great Eastern Run on Sunday, October 9.

“The best thing about taking part in running events is giving the participants medal to my son Joel,” said Stuart.

“He gets really excited when I complete a race.”

Having already taken part in two half marathons this year, in Sheffield and Grainsthorpe, in Bourne, Stuart is well-prepared for his upcoming 13.1 mile run in Peterborough.

The 53-year-old who served with the RAF police for 22 years, but now works as a business consultant said: “It’s really rewarding to finish a run, but I certainly couldn’t attempt it in fancy dress – it’s difficult enough as it is.”

“I’ve been running every other day and cross-training on the days inbetween too so I’m hoping to be well-prepared,” he said.

While half marathons may seem arduous enough, Stuart says taking part in them is helping him to prepare for a mammoth challenge he has set himself for next year.

This challenge will see the father of two running more than 50 miles over three consecutive days.

“I am going to take part in the Grimsthorpe Ultra 40 in August next year,” he said.

“This is a 40 mile run over two days followed by the Grimsthorpe half marathon on the third day – so it will be very hard going.”

To sponsor Stuart visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/StuartDavidson.