Bloodwise - Paul Dean trains for 10 marathons in 10 days

A Willaston man is attempting to complete 10 marathons in 10 days to raise funds for the blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.

Paul Dean, 37, is hard in training for the gruelling challenge he aims to tackle starting on May 25 this year.

He is taking on the marathons in memory of his father, David, and two friends Mark and Will, who all died from the illness.

Paul’s challenge will start in Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast of the North Sea and continues west over a distance of 262 miles (26.2 miles per day), finishing in Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

He said: “I first attempted this challenge 3 years ago.

Paul Dean, Bloodwise

Paul Dean

“Unfortunately, I suffered an ankle injury that meant I was only able to complete 100 of the 262 miles.

“I have trained slightly differently this time and hope that the change in routine will help me to complete the event.

“Last time, I raised approximately £3,500.

“My target this time is to surpass that figure, I would love to reach £10,000, to match the 10 marathons and 10 days.”

Matt Lawley, head of sports events at Bloodwise, said: “We are constantly inspired by the stories of those fundraising for us and the dedication of our supporters like Paul.

“Every penny raised for Bloodwise will help us in our mission to stop people dying and make patients’ lives better.”

Bloodwise funds world-class research into all types of blood cancer and provides information and support to those affected.

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(Pic by Jonathan White)

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