Epic attempt for roadrunner Rob

Runner Robert Hodkin at Rother Valley Country Park who is planning to run from Sheffield to Skegness to raise money for Weston Park

Runner Robert Hodkin at Rother Valley Country Park who is planning to run from Sheffield to Skegness to raise money for Weston Park

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ROBERT Hodkin is training for the challenge of his life.

The 46-year-old from Wincobank plans to run 90 miles from Sheffield to Skegness for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

“I’m a bit nervous but very excited,” said the photographic printer, dad to Carl, 22, and Lois, eight. “It’s a long way, but training is going well so far – I’m just building up the miles.

“I recently lost my sister-in-law, Angela Kay, to breast cancer. She was just 43 and left two small children.

“I’ve also lost my father-in-law to cancer and have had many friends affected by the disease.”

Rob, who is married to Joanne, 39, added: “I think the work Weston Park does is brilliant.

“Staff at the hospital are very professional. I want to do my little bit to help them.”

Rob plans to run the distance over three days in June and is aiming to raise £5,000 for the charity.

“I’ve run marathons and half marathons before, but never anything like this,” he said.

He is also planning a fundraising night at the Wincobank and Blackburn Conservative Club.

Log on to www.justgiving.com/Robert-Hodkin to help Rob reach his £5,000 target.

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