AN intrepid runner has set himself a daunting challenge.

Chris Fitzpatrick, aged 35, from Runcorn, has pledged to run 2,012 miles in 2012 and raise £2,012 for Clatterbridge, in memory of cancer victim, Mark Gorry, who died from testicular cancer.

02 software designer, Mark, aged 23, from Wavertree Avenue, Widnes, set up a charity to raise £1 million for Clatterbridge.

Chris, who works in business retention at 02, said: “His story has inspired me to do my bit.

“I love running so I decided to run 2,012 miles, which works out at 5.5 miles per day, 39 mile a week or 167 miles a month.”

Chris and 30 work colleagues from 02 to cycled 300 miles from London to Paris in aid of the Mark Gorry Foundation.

He plans to do 5k and 10k races, half and full marathons.

Chris, of Barncroft, Norton Cross, said: “I am getting 52 volunteers to each run a week’s worth of miles as well.”

You can sponsor Chris online at