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Why is this King's Lynn dad running hundreds of miles?

Why is this King's Lynn dad running hundreds of miles?

Published by KLFM
12:10pm 18th February 2019.

Our kids say the darndest things but this probably isn't one of them....

A King's Lynn dad will run hundreds of miles all because his daughters told him to do it!

Mark Harris will take part in this year's Asda Foundation GEAR 10K as well as part of the huge challenge.

mark harris
out on daughters orders!


The 37-year-old said:

"One of my daughter told me to get healthier and to take up running - so I did."

"I joined a gym in May 2017 and realised that I could run 5K on a treadmill and enjoy it. By October 2017, I was up to 10K and so I signed up for the GEAR 10k in May 2018.

"My family are right behind what I'm doing and they put up with my urge to go running.

"I just love it because it's peaceful and, although I've never actually run a marathon before, I hope I can just complete the events."

mark harris
mark hopes to raise money for two charities


Mark's challenge also includes a Tough Mudder, a trail marathon and the 100K Race to the Stones in July.

He's raising money for Cancer Research UK and Tribe Freedom Foundation.

You can find out more about GEAR here.

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