A SALES manager from Liversedge is training to take on the the country’s most famous race.
Ian Johnson, 51, will tackle the London Marathon next month to raise money for the disability charity Sense. It will be his first marathon.
Ian is running six days a week as part of a gruelling training regime and has set himself a goal of raising £1,500. So far, he has collected more than £800 through sponsorship from family, friends, colleagues and local sports clubs.
Ian said: “I’ve been running for over a year now and am very lucky to live in a beautiful area, which means I can train in the countryside. I’ve been battling a number of injuries and currently have a trapped nerve in my neck but I’m still hoping I’ll be able to complete the marathon in under three hours 45 minutes.
“It’s bound to be tough but it’s wonderful to know that with every step I’ll be raising money to help Sense continue its fantastic work supporting children and adults with sensory impairments.”
To support Ian, visit his fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ian-Johnson43.