Student laces up his trainers to take part in marathon for charity

RUNNER Jonathan Harrie
RUNNER Jonathan Harrie
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UNIVERSITY of Portsmouth student Jonathan Harrie is lacing up his running shoes for a worthy cause.

The 19-year-old aims to raise £1,000 for the British Red Cross when he takes part in the Paris Marathon on Sunday, April 15.

Jonathan will join 40,000 participants who will take part in the 26-mile race around the French capital. Jonathan, originally from Fleet, said: ‘I’ve raised money for charity before and wanted to do it bigger and better this time. It’s going to be a big personal challenge. My dad completed a half-marathon when he was my age so I wanted to go one better than him.’

As part of his training Jonathan has been running four times a week. He aims to complete the marathon in three and a half hours.

He added: ‘The training is nothing like I’ve done before.’

To donate visit justgiving.com/jonathanharrie.