A Cloudy2Clear franchise owner is stepping-up preparations for April’s Brighton Marathon.
Aaron Smith, who helps people across Brighton and Hove replace their failed double glazing window panes, will be running the marathon in aid of Parkinson’s UK.
The charity is close to his heart as his father suffers from the disease and has moved into full time care. Aaron is hoping to raise £450 which will go towards the charity’s drive to provide better care, better treatments and a better quality of life for those with Parkinson’s.
The father of one, has always had an enthusiasm for sport and has played football for most of his life. However, long distance running presents a new sporting discipline.
33 year-old Aaron said: “I’ve always wanted to take up a challenge but somehow something has got in the way. Now, the time feels right to do this for my dad and hopefully I can raise awareness and funds for such a fantastic charity too.
“My training programme is tough and I am doing about 90 minutes training, five evenings a week but I’m hoping to achieve the full distance with a time under four hours on the day.
“I’m sure my fiancée and son will be there to cheer me on when energy levels are depleting.”
Cloudy2Clear has thrown its weight behind Aaron’s fundraising efforts with a £50 donation. You can help him reach the fundraising target by clicking on his Just Giving page.
The Brighton Marathon Weekend is a full weekend of running and celebration comprising the BM10k, the Brighton Marathon, The Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Mini Mile Races and the Brighton Marathon Exhibition. The 2017 event will take place 7-9 April with thousands taking part, supporting and spectating.