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Chesterfield actor’s marathon challenge

Actor George Telfer is preparing to take on his 13th marathon in his home town of Chesterfield.

The star, best known for his roles in the Auton film series and Emmerdale, will join 1,000 runners at the Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon on September 14.

George, aged 52, has completed 10 London marathons, eight of them in aid of children’s charity Whizz-Kidz.

He said: “It feels fantastic to be running in Chesterfield. I’ve been running lots of routes here for years so it’s great to do an official run.

“I train all year round, normally around three or four times a week. I just love to run, I love it that bit more every year. It’s become part of my daily life.”

The Chesterfield and Derbyshire Marathon will raise funds for Kids ‘n’ Cancer UK, as well as other charities including Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.

The day also includes a half marathon and relay race, as well as a fun run for anyone wanting to take part in shorter distances of up to two miles.

n To sign up visit www.chesterfieldmarathon.co.uk.

 

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