MARATHON man Garry McCaster has set himself a challenge to run and cycle 2,012 miles this year and raise the same amount in cash for the Prince of Wales Hospice.
Mr McCaster, of Chequerfield Avenue, Pontefract – who started the national challenge at the beginning of the year – is monitoring his distance using a GPS tracking device and needs to complete an average of five-and-a half miles a day to finish by the end of the year.
He said: “I saw the challenge online and thought that it sounded like a bit of a giggle.
“You don’t have to do it for charity but I thought as I’m putting in all this effort I should make sure other people benefit from it as well.
“The challenge requires you to go 2,012 miles in any way you can as long as it’s human-powered such as biking, swimming or running.
“I decided to do running and cycling and it is going to be all outdoors, even though it doesn’t have to be, I like to make it that little bit harder.”
The 34-year-old – who has entered the Leeds half-marathon and the Great North Run – has already covered just under 500 miles and wants to complete 2,012 mile challenge when he crosses the finish line at the Chester Marathon in October.
He added: “I have set a target of £2,012, I like the sound of it. If I can get 100 people to sponsor me 1p per mile, then I’ll hit the target.”
To sponsor Garry visit his fundraising website www.justgiving.com/Garrys2012milechallenge where you can view his progress and donate.