A marathon man who is attempting to run 367 marathons in 365 days will be in the Colne Valley on Sunday.
Rob Young, 31, who had never run a marathon before this Spring, will test his grit and determination when he takes on the area’s notorious White Rose Ultra 30 mile race in a massive £100,000 fundraising attempt for children’s charity Dreams Come True.
His 216th event of his year-long mission will see him face the tough hills and unrelenting climbs of Wessenden Moor, through the valleys and up Scapegoat Hill in a kilt to add to the incredible almost 10,000 miles he has committed to running.
Now known across the country as Marathon Man UK, his idea for the astonishing feat came after he saw this year’s London Marathon, in which he was moved by the inspirational stories of competitors.
Rob, who lives in Richmond and is a former British Army soldier, aims to beat a world record of 366 marathons in a year held by Spanish ultrarunner Ricardo Abad said: “Pushing myself on a daily basis and raising money for charity is a dream come true for me.
“I had a difficult childhood and do not want other children to have a similar experience to me and have always wanted to raise money to help children born into less fortunate situations.”