SEVEN marathons in seven months – that’s the challenge runner Mark Thomas aims to complete to raise £7,000 for the Cotswold Care Hospice.

The Coastal Trail Series, organised by Endurance Life, takes in demanding coastal trails in the Gower, Dorset, Anglesey, South Devon, Northumberland, Exmoor and Pembrokeshire.

Mark, a group leader with Stroud running club Cotswold Allrunners, said: “A close relative received such wonderful care and support from the hospice during a very difficult time that I wanted to give something back in return.”

He now has just one marathon left to complete which is on May 3 starting from Little Haven, Pembrokeshire.

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