May 22 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
An amateur runner will dust off his trainers as he takes on a challenge for charity.
But not content with easing in slowly, Guy Haines, from Kenninghall, has vowed to run five half-marathons in six weeks to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
His first will be on March 3 with the Cambridge Boundary Run, cheered on by his wife, Allison, their daughters Olivia, 14, and Georgia, 13, and son Ieuan, 11.
Mr Haines, 46, a senior tax manger at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Cambridge, said: “I haven’t done any serious running for years and needed something to spur me on – raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK is the perfect motivation.
“I’m really looking forward to this challenge and have been training hard since Christmas, even in the snow and ice. My family are coming to all five to cheer me on and I’m going to sprint to the finish line each time to impress them.”
Following Cambridge, Mr Haines will head to Milton Keynes, Colchester and Stowmarket. He will have a weekend off at Easter and finish with the Waltham Forest Half Marathon on April 7.
Alzheimer’s Research UK has been adopted by PwC as its charity of the year
To sponsor Mr Haines visit http://bit.ly/XHl8GC or call the fundraising team at Alzheimer’s Research UK on 01223 843899.