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Barnsley Man Sets Sights On World Record

Wednesday April 9 2014

Gavin Felton Gavin Felton

A BARNSLEY man will start his herculean 863-mile run on Sunday to raise money for the town's hospice.

Dad-of-two Gavin Felton, 44, from Monk Bretton, will run from Land's End to John O'Groats and is chasing the Guinness World Record time of nine days, two hours and 21 minutes when he sets off.

Gavin, who is used to intense training from his 23-year stint in the army, chose to run and raise funds for Barnsley Hospice as family members have been treated there.

"Barnsley Hospice is very close to my heart," he said. "It amazes me that hospices remain charities and rely so heavily on people raising money because of all the good work they do."

Running long distances is not a new thing for Gavin, who is a marathon veteran having completed 48 26-mile events.

To follow Gavin's progress, click here.

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Reply Posted by Craig on Wednesday April 9 2014 at 19:45
you go for it gavin lad.. all the best for the run , im sure it will be a doddle.

Reply Posted by Nicola on Wednesday April 9 2014 at 22:11
Good Luck Gavin. Been following your journey not just this one and your an amazing guy doing what your doing and all for good cause. Keep up the good work

Reply Posted by joanne arnold on Thursday April 10 2014 at 08:12
Good luck Gavin!!!
How do we sponsor him.....or donate money to the appeal????

Reply Posted by Hoppy on Thursday April 10 2014 at 17:14
Just type into Google - just giving Gavin Felton and you can sponsor via Just Giving.

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