24 Dec

Edinburgh Seventh Heaven For Paul

Paul BrownPaul Brown will attempt a 2016 running challenge that will see him take on seven marathons in seven days. His final marathon will be at Edinburgh Marathon Festival on 29 May.

Paul will be raising funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a hugely debilitating condition which results in muscle degeneration and premature death for young males. Stepbrothers Ben and Cameron, both 10 years old, suffer from the condition. Paul would like to use some of the money to help fulfil Ben and Cameron’s wish list of things to do and places to go before their condition deteriorates further and they become reliant on feeding tubes and breathing apparatus.

On 29 May, Paul will line up with thousands of others in Edinburgh to tackle the 26.2 mile route which includes some breathtaking views of Edinburgh and the East Lothian coastline. Paul will already have covered over 157 miles since the start of the week and will line up in Edinburgh presumably exhausted from his exploits. He will need to draw on every bit of inspiration to complete the last leg of his challenge.

Paul will also be raising funds for: SANDS Lothian who support bereaved parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or soon after birth; The Tree Club, which is an afterschool club for children with additional needs in West Lothian, and The Fund a Wish Foundation which helps young people with a diagnosed long or short term terminal health condition that prevents them leading a normal life. They provide access to activities and wishes in the interests of social welfare to improve their quality of life.

The annual Edinburgh Marathon Festival will take place on 28/29 May 2016, with standard marathon entries set to close at midnight on 3 January. To enter go to the event website.