RIK Vercoe is going to be wearing his running shoes a lot over the next seven months – as he is taking on a crazy challenge in aid of charity.
The 40-year-old is set to run 30 marathons from now until September to raise cash for the Elizabeth Foundation, a charity for deaf children based in Cosham.
Mr Vercoe, site director at the Listening Company, a communications firm in Portsmouth, said: ‘I’ve done quite a few marathons before, but not this many.
‘Last year I did five in five weeks and then did seven in seven weeks.
‘So I’ve been training for this for a while.
‘The idea of doing 30 is because it’s the Elizabeth Foundation’s 30th anniversary this year.
‘I know how good a cause the charity is and just wanted to do something for them to mark their special anniversary.’
Mr Vercoe, who completed a North Pole marathon for the Elizabeth Foundation last year, will be running marathons all over the country and will do on average one every week.
He added: ‘Doing so many marathons will definitely be a challenge but it will be worth it to help the charity.’
To sponsor Mr Vercoe visit justgiving.com/30Marathons