The man who ran 100 marathons in 100 days last year now aims to run 30 marathons in 30 days from Saturday this week.
Matthew Loddy, 47, of Watford Road, Kings Langley, ran from Lagos in Portugal to London – covering the equivalent of 100 marathons – in memory of former work colleague Phil Latham.
Phil died from stomach cancer aged 36 in 2010, after being cared for by The Hospice of St Francis in Northchurch.
Matthew took on last year’s challenge to raise cash that would be split between the hospice and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Matthew, who is managing director of Berkhamsted’s Framework Scaffolding Contractors, will now run between all of the Trust’s UK bases to raise more cash for the two charities.
He hopes that this year he can raise £150,000 for them – £50,000 more than his successful target for last year.
He said: “If we can get 50,000 people donating £2, that’s £100,000. It’s too much money to get off friends and family.
“I want people to think: ‘This mad Englishman is running a marathon a day – I will give him some money’ and that’s the way I will hit the target.”
As part of the challenge he will run through Hemel Hempstead on Wednesday, April 10, and Berkhamsted and Kings Langley on Thursday, April 11.
To sponsor him or find out how to join part of his run, visit www.frameworkfoundation.co.uk
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