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College staff lacing up for Marathon Man

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  • News date: May '22
  • News author: Liam Waite

College staff lacing up for Marathon Man

CUMBRIA’S boldest charity runner will be backed by Lakes College staff as he tackles his 140th of 365 consecutive marathons.

Gary McKee has been raising money for charity for more than 20 years and, not content with completing 110 marathons in as many days last year, he decided to run 26 miles every day this year to give good causes a vital boost.

Lakes College staff are set to get behind Gary on Friday, May 20, when they join in the challenge by running or cycling to rack up the miles on the same route with the aim of adding to the Marathon Man’s total.

The college will also be sponsoring Gary, who has raised more than £80,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice at Home West Cumbria so far this year, on that day’s run.

Principal Chris Nattress, deputy principal Karen Wilson, assistant principal Daniel Braithwaite, learning support administrator Kate Pearson, curriculum team leader Sabrina Shaw, progress and welfare coach Kirsten Williamson, lecturers Amy Graham and Rebecca Pearson, marketer Aidan Blackett and management information analyst and developer Hannah Blaylock will form the team taking part from Lakes College.

College Principal, Chris Nattress, said: “The challenge that Gary has set himself is phenomenal, we are very pleased to be able to support him on his 140th marathon next week – we’ve got a great team of runners, cyclists, and volunteers lined up, it’s going to be a great day!”

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Photo credits: Carlos Reina