Harleston RAF serviceman runs isles for BLESMA

An RAF serviceman from Norfolk has been inspired by comedian Eddie Izzard's feat of completing 43 marathons in 51 days to embark on an endurance feat of his own.

Chris Moss, who was raised in Needham, set off on March 5 on a 600km endurance run around Cyprus, the equivalent of 14 marathons in 14 days, to raise money for the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) Big Salute, which aims to raise money for five armed forces charities, including the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen's Association (BLESMA), Combat Stress, Veteran's Aid and FAB.

Mr Moss, who is based at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus, grew up in Needham and attended Archbishop Sancroft High School in Harleston before attending sixth form in Diss.

His family still lives in Needham, while many of his siblings are also in the military.

He will be running around the coastline of Cyprus, before crossing isolated mountain passes to reach the highest peak of Cyprus, Mount Olympus, which stands 6404ft above sea level and then heading south to complete the run by competing in the Limassol marathon.

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To donate to Mr Moss' appeal, visit www.justgiving.com, while more details of the run can be found at www.runcyprus.co.uk.

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