Thursday, 30 April 2015
A fitness mad Business student is planning to run four marathons in four days to raise funds for a children’s charity.
Alister Brown is taking on the challenge in August in aid of Variety, which helps disabled and disadvantaged children.
“Everyone thinks I’m crazy,” he joked. “Even though I have only ever done one marathon before, I feel confident that with enough training I can complete this. I really wanted to challenge myself, and this certainly is going to do that.”
Alister is currently completing a Masters in Business Administration at the University of Worcester, which he has studied for part-time while working full-time at Brierley Hill-based Alloy Wire International.
The 24-year-old, from Bath Road, Worcester, said: “The company I work for has done a lot of charity work and this particular charity approached us and asked if there was anything we would like to get involved in. I looked at the list of events put forward and thought they all seemed too sane, and I wanted to do something a bit more wild and push myself to the limit, as it was for charity. So I looked online and found the Quadrathon Challenge.
“It is described as Ireland's most unique four day event. I'll cover 105 miles taking in the scenic Inishowen along the Wild Atlantic Way. The terrain will be rugged, sometimes hilly and I have no doubt the coastline will get pretty windy.”
Alister, who competes regularly in duathlons – running and cycling – said he was having to ramp up his training programme in the coming weeks to prepare. He is hoping to raise £5,000 for charity.
To sponsor Alister visit his webpage at https://www.justgiving.com/alisterchallenge/