IT’S AN achievement Darin Mccloud thought he could never attain.
But over the weekend the 46-year-old traffic warden took part in his first half marathon.
Darin, of Stanley Road, Stamshaw, completed the Brighton Half Marathon in two hours, 39 minutes and 50 seconds.
He said: ‘I am both very pleased and proud of myself for this massive achievement.
‘Now it’s time to focus on running a full marathon.’
Darin is turning his attention to the London Marathon, which takes place in April.
He has increased running from four to 12 miles a week to up to 40 miles in preparation.
Darin turned his life around by losing more than six stone in a year.
He had originally been piling on the pounds to qualify for weight-loss surgery.
But he saw the error of his ways and instead embarked upon eating better and exercising more to shed the pounds.
Darin will be running for charity Look in April. To sponsor him visit justgiving.com/darin-mccloud1.