Marathon man Nick gets set

Nick Hurrell, running the London Marathon for the NSPCC
Nick Hurrell, running the London Marathon for the NSPCC
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A CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH man is preparing to pound the streets of the nation’s capital to raise funds for charity.

Nick Hurrell will follow in the footsteps of thousands of runners when he competes in the Virgin London Marathon on April 17.

The 37-year-old, who has competed in two previous marathon events, is a long-time supporter of the NSPCC and hopes to raise £2,000 for them.

He said: “I expect I’ll have to grit my teeth and run through the pain. But you don’t want to fail and let the charity down, and it helps you push that little bit harder.”

Nick has also organised a charity comedy show at Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens on Friday March 18, at 8pm. It will be compered by John Cooper and include performances by top funny men Tony Cowards, Chris Turner, Danny Deegan and Kevin Shelvin. Tickets for this, priced £8, are available on 07543 570633, at www.charitycomedyshow.co.uk or by visiting Buxton Tourist Information Centre. Over-16s only.

To sponsor Nick’s London Marathon attempt, visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/nickhurrell.