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Glyn trains for 466-mile non-stop charity race

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A sports endurance enthusiast will raise money for Cancer Research UK while taking part in a gruelling race this year.

Glyn Marston has teamed up with the Willenhall Ay We voluntary group to collect cash for their chosen charity by completing the non-stop 750km challenge.

The 52 year-old is tackling the Paris-Brest-Paris race in August on an Elliptigo bike.

Kalie Plant, of Willenhallaywe.co.uk, said: "We all know families that have been affected by cancer and Glyn wants to put his hardwork and efforts to this worthwhile cause as our groups chosen charity, we will be fully supporting Glyn and helping to raise as much as we can."

He started training for the race last November after being called up by a member of the British Elliptigo team.

As part of his training, and in order for him to qualify for the race, Glyn first has to tackle four endurance Elliptigo bike challenges covering distances of 200km, 400km, 600km and 800km. These will be held between March and June.

Glyn launched the Willenhall Flag back in June 2014 and is an ambassador for the voluntary group representing the town.

He started competing in endurance races in 1993 after he quit smoking.

He originally used to jog, but he soon got 'bit by the bug' and started running in competitive races.

He has competed in many endurance races including the gruelling north to south rim race of the Grand Canyon and the 153-mile non-stop Greek Spartathlon race.

His running got cut short when he injured his knee in a race and was told that he'd be in a wheelchair if he ever raced again. But a few years ago he went to a sports exhibition in London and was introduced to the Elliptigo bike.

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