Ultra task for Havant runner raising cash for hospice

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A RUNNER has raised more than £1,000 for a hospice after taking on an ultra marathon.

Jason Skirrow, a worker at defence firm Lockheed Martin UK, in Havant, ran the race at the Isle of Wight.

It took him clockwise from Cowes on the coastal footpath, covering 38 miles last Saturday and 32 miles on the Sunday.

He came second in his category and sixth overall in a field of more than 100 runners.

An ultra marathon is anything more than 26.2 miles.

The cash will go to The Rowans Hospice, which is Lockheed Martin UK’s local nominated charity.

Jason said: ‘I have wanted to run an ultra for a couple of years now.’

‘It was really pleasing to complete this event, let alone finish so high in the order.

‘I can’t thank everyone enough for all their sponsorship – The Rowans Hospice has helped many people over the years so it is nice to be able to give to such a good cause.

‘The thought of the generous donations definitely inspired me while I was running the event.’