Alan Myler is building up to a huge running challenge in the Spring of 2017. Not only will he be taking on the Blackpool Marathon on 23 April, in May 2017 he'll also be running the Great Manchester Run half marathon and 10K; all on the same day!
As you can imagine this challenge is no mean feat, and requires A LOT of strenuous training. As Alan has never ran a marathon distance before, he's decided to tell everyone all about the ups and downs of his training in his own blog.
Alan has taken on this mammoth challenge in memory of his late father, Brian Myler; who sadly lost his battle with oesophageal cancer in June 2016.
Alan said "North West Cancer Research is a local charity to me, who are currently funding research into oesophageal cancer. So it is a cause that is very close to my heart."
Best of luck from everyone at NWCR Alan!
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