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Marathon effort for children
A FAMILY hopes their running efforts will raise £5,000 for Phab Kids, a charity which integrates children with disabilities with able bodied youngsters.
It will be the third time 49-year-old Bryan Magan, from Widnes, has tackled the London Marathon.
After struggling on his own, he has teamed up with his 20-year-old son, Lewis, and 50-year-old brother, Glenn, for this year’s challenge on April 21.
Bryan, of Claremont Drive, said: “All my life I’ve been a sportsman, but I am not naturally a runner. Beyond six miles it becomes a marathon. Your knees, joints and ankles start to groan.
“It is a painful thing to do.”
His son, Lewis, a former Wade Deacon pupil, is on a gap year placement at Safety Software Limited in Rainhill. He is doing a business studies international degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
His brother, from Moorfield Road, works for Lookers.
Bryan, head of democratic and member services at Warrington Council, said: “My son and brother are running for the first time.
“Training has begun. When I last did it, 10 years ago, a man in a canoe ran past me.
“It will be a long hard slog but we’re doing it for a great organisation.”
Bryan is organising a Phab Kids charity night at Moorfield Sports Club on Saturday, February 16.
Singer B J Franklyn will perform tributes to Chris Rea, Neil Diamond, Elvis and many more. Tickets priced £4 will be available from the club.
To sponsor Bryan and his family, visit justgiving.com/BryanAnthonyMagan