Super-tough Lakeland challenge for brave Ian

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A BILTON man is tackling the equivalent of four marathons this weekend to raise money for a children’s charity.

Ian Kittle’s Ultra Tour of the Lake District includes climbs and descents across rugged terrain - some of it in darkness - with tricky navigation.

He is raising money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organisation that raises funds to grant ‘wishes’ for children suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Ian said: “The 100-mile course has a 60 to 70 per cent failure rate and as the most I have ever run it is going to be very hard.

“It is a continuous race in the Lakeland fells that includes 6,300m of ascent and has a time limit of 40 hours. The event starts at 5.30pm on Friday evening and the final cut-off will be 9.30am Sunday morning.”

Ian’s training has involved running to and from his house in Bilton to Daventry Rail Port near Crick.

Visit www.justgiving.com/Ian-Kittle to sponsor Ian.