Fundraiser Andrew Turnbull is hoping to complete his first ultra marathon in aid of a Tyneside charity.
The 37-year-old is taking part in the run from Carlisle to Gateshead on Saturday June 23.
Andrew is raising money for the Emma Newton Fund, managed by the Community Foundation serving Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, which helps local people and businesses set up funds for causes that are close to their heart.
The money raised will go towards helping young people in the arts in memory of Emma Newton, who tragically died aged just 18 after a tree fell onto her car in Northumberland during high winds in May 2011.
Andrew said: “I’m a bit apprehensive as this is the first time I’ve run anything more than the 26.2 miles marathon distance.
“The event is going to be quite challenging. It’s over tough terrain, near Hadrian’s Wall, down through the Tyne Valley and finishing at Baltic Square in Gateshead.
“I can’t wait to run along the Quayside and count those seven bridges off and then I'm done. I think I’ll treat myself to a pint and a burger. An ultra burger.”
To sponsor Andrew, visit his online giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/Andrew-v-TheWall
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