Marathon man all set for epic challenge

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AFTER three months of intense training, Steve Edwards is ready to try and smash another staggering world record.

The 51-year-old, who lives in Moreton, is hoping to run seven marathons in seven days each in under three-and-a-half hours.

To build up the mileage for the 'Enigma Week at The Knees' event in Milton Keynes, he has run 800 miles over the last 12 weeks and has built up his calorie intake to about 7,000 a day.

But as well as attempting to break another world record, Mr Edwards is also hoping to raise as much money as he can for for Stow-based Kate’s Home Nursing, which provides care for people in the final stages of a terminal illness

And his efforts have already drummed up more than £2,500.

Speaking to The Journal ahead of the start of his seven-day feat tomorrow (Monday), he said: "I'm a bit nervous actually. I hope I've done enough training.

"I'm looking forward to it. I'm quite excited. I know the commerardary will be good with all the people doing it.

"I just hope I can do myself justice. I want to give this record a good crack and hopefully people will continue to donate while I'm running.

"I've had some enormous donations and some anonymous ones which is really nice."

Up to 40 runners will be taking part in the event over the course of the week, but just 22 people have signed up to do all seven marathons.

The grandfather-of-three, who works for Campden BRI, completed his lifelong dream of running 500 marathons in under three-and-a-half hours, in November 2012.

His last epic endurance feat was in 2010 when he ran 10 marathons in 10 days.

To sponsor Mr Edwards visit justgiving.com/teamedwards1000.

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