Walsall man raises cash for cancer charity

A man has taken on a marathon challenge, alongside more than 10,000 others, in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Mark Shingler from Walsall Wood took part in a virtual challenge set to run 26.2 miles throughout January
Mark Shingler from Walsall Wood took part in a virtual challenge set to run 26.2 miles throughout January

The Run the Month: Marathon Edition has so far raised £2.2m to fund lifesaving research into the disease.

Mark Shingler, a builder from Brownhills, took part in a virtual challenge set to run 26.2 miles throughout January.

Mark Shingler from Walsall Wood took part in a virtual challenge set to run 26.2 miles throughout January

Mark, 36, was inspired to get involved as two members of his family have been impacted by a disease that affects around 400,000 men in the UK.

A novice runner, he reached his marathon target ahead of time, so decided to run a second, and eventually clocked up 58.8 miles.

He also virtually doubled his fundraising target of £500, and will round that figure up to £1,000.

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