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7 Marathons, 7 Days

A local Firefighter, runner and Hospice supporter is pushing himself to the limit with a gruelling new challenge set to take place this Spring.

Lee Dodgson, who took part in the 2013 Virgin London Marathon in aid of Alice House Hospice, raising almost £5,000 plans to up the ante both physically and financially, setting himself a fundraising target of £10,000 to be raised by running seven marathons in as many days.

"Lee has done brilliant things for Hartlepool"

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Lee will be running a circular route of 26.2 miles each day between 4 – 10 May, starting at Hartlepool College of Further Education and incorporating the Hart to Haswell walk.

The final run will be an alternative route, yet to be finalised, to which Lee is inviting other runners to join him for either the final 5 or 10k.

The College have offered additional backing to the project by providing water stations and recruiting students to run sections of the marathon alongside Lee, who has also been granted complimentary membership of the College’s gym to help with his training.

Lee is also holding a charity night at the Workingmen’s Club on King Oswy Drive on 27 March, with tickets priced at £5 per head to boost his total. For tickets to the event or further details, Lee, can be contacted on 07429 369164.
The Hospice are appealing for businesses to sponsor each of the seven races, which will include their company logo on Lee’s running vest on each relevant day, as well as other press coverage.

Lee has set up a Just Giving Page for people wishing to donate!

Any companies wishing to find out more about this can contact Greg Hildreth at the Hospice on 01429 855529 or email Greg Hildreth at the Hospice.

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