Norwich primary school teacher hopes to raise £100 for every London Marathon mile
- Credit: Chris Wall
A Norwich man is hoping to raise £100 for every mile of the London Marathon, when he takes on the race this year.
Chris Wall, 28, is no stranger to fundraising, as he has taken part in the Movember challenge for eight years running - raising around £10,000 in total for The Prostate Cancer Charity.
And the charity - which is committed to changing the face of men's health - is close to the primary school teacher's heart.
He said: 'I did Movember because my best friend who I met at university found out that he had cancer October 2015, he went through a huge amount of treatment and now is doing okay.
'And a friend of mine who died in 2015 suffered with depression.
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'But I want a bigger challenge.'
Now, he is hoping to raise £2,620 by running the London Marathon.
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And he has been training hard for the big day, even though he only just heard he had got a place to run.
His training schedule includes four runs, six-a-side football games and a yoga session a week, paired with cutting down on how much alcohol he drinks and upping the carbohydrates and protein.
'I only found out last week that I had got a place,' said Mr Hall, who lives in Nelson Street with wife, Catherine.
'But I also work as a lifeguard, so have to keep my fitness up for that.
'I am hoping to put in a good performance and finish in about four hours.'
Now, he has just over 70 days to prepare for the big run, which takes place on April 23.
But Mr Wall said staff and students at Eaton Hall Academy, where he works had been really supportive.
And that the school usually takes part in his fundraising activities too.
'We did a fun run around Eaton Park and a Movember-themed day last year,' he said.
Mr Wall launched his fundraising and training campaign on February 4, to coincide with World Cancer Day.
To help Mr Wall reach his target and find out more about Movember visit his donation page at mobro.co/chriswall2620