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PE teacher runs a marathon for prostate cancer

Ross Myhill is head of PE at Thomas Gainsborough School

A Suffolk PE teacher has spent lockdown running the equivalent of two marathons to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Ross Myhill, head of PE at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard, took on the challenge during January and raised £500 for the national charity.

Thanking everyone who supported his charity challenge, Ross said it also helped with his mental health as the country entered the latest lockdown.

He said: “I have always enjoyed running and I have always wanted to run a marathon at some stage.

“I thought this was a really good challenge and also a great way to raise awareness of such an important charity.

“It also gave me a really good focus at the start of lockdown as running really can help with improved health and wellbeing.”

The challenge saw Ross run a total of 26.2 miles – a distance he completed by 12th January.

He then continued running, spurred on by generous friends and family donating to Prostate Cancer.

By the end of January, he had run a total of 52 miles – the equivalent of two marathons in a month. He added: “I am so grateful to everyone who supported the challenge for such a worthwhile cause. Every donation gave me confidence and inspiration to keep running.”