A DEDICATED fundraiser is set to run more than 150 miles to support a vital Sheffield charity.
Philip Nettleton, aged 55, plans to clock up around 30 miles a day for five days to raise money for Neurocare.
The charity funds research and buys equipment to treat neurological conditions such as motor neurone disease, brain tumours and multiple sclerosis.
Philip will be running more than 125 miles from Leeds to Liverpool with a group of friends, before joining thousands of competitors in the 26-mile Liverpool Marathon.
His gruelling journey starts on October 5 and Philip will be joined by his best friend Bill Smith, along with pals from his local athletics club Mike Lamb, Cath Coates and Zoe Baxter.
Philip said he wanted to raise money for Neurocare following a family bereavement, and became ‘hooked on running’ after accompanying Bill on a 10-kilometre run.
“I found running to be a great therapy,” he said.
“It’s a crazy idea to run all the way from Leeds to Liverpool plus the marathon, but we decided to just go for it.
“I’m really nervous and I think it will be incredibly challenging.”
His training will involve completing 20-mile training runs and Philip also took part in the Morecambe Bay half-marathon in July to get into shape.
Philip’s wife, Elizabeth, also did her bit for the good cause by hosting a charity coffee morning, which collected £235.
All money raised will help Neurocare fund ground-breaking research and equipment for the neurosciences department at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
n Visit www.justgiving.com/L2L to sponsor Philip.