Willaston resident running ten marathons


Article submission by Jonathan White


A resident of Willaston, near Nantwich, is training hard to raise money for blood cancer charity Bloodwise.

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

Paul Dean, 37, is running 10 marathons in 10 days from 25th May this year in memory of his father, David, and two friends Mark and Will, who all succumbed to the illness.

His challenge starts 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.

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

“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, commented: “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.”

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