A determined Wyberton man is preparing to take on the ‘biggest run’ of his life at this year’s London Marathon.
Paul Garner, of Causeway East, will tackle the arduous 26.2 mile capital course in aid of the NSPCC .
Despite having only ever tackled a half marathon before, 53-year-old Paul is not put off by the challenge ahead.
“ I completed my longest practice run last week and got through it injury free,” he said.
“I’ve not attempted a full marathon before but two years ago I did the Great North Run half marathon which wasn’t too bad.”
Plucky Paul has been preparing for the April 13 marathon by pounding the pavements around Boston and further afield.
He has been encouraged and helped by his wife Susan who rides alongside him on her bike, giving him water and energy gels when needed.
“Sadly she won’t be able to do that during the London Marathon,” said Paul
Paul says he has always been involved in sport, having previously been a Boston United coach, before giving up due to work commitments.
He chose to run in aid of the NSPCC as it is a charity his wife supports through monthly donations and his grown up son and daughter both work with children.
“It seemed like the right charity to support,” said Paul. “I’m aiming to raise £2,000 so would be very grateful of any sponsorship donations.”
To sponsor Paul’s marathon effort call 07596 502200 or visit his fundraising page via uk.virginmoneygiving.com/PaulGarner1