Wiltshire

Man completes goal of running 3 miles a day for a year

  • 31 December 2013
  • From the section Wiltshire
Media captionPhil Halls raised more than £2,500 by running 3 miles a day

An amateur runner has completed a fundraising challenge of running 5km (3 miles) every day for a year.

Phil Halls, 37, from North Bradley, Trowbridge has been running in memory of his friend Jake Nott, who died in September last year.

Mr Halls said he was unsure he was up to the challenge when he began, because he was "just an average fat bloke".

More than £2,500 has been raised for Dorothy House Hospice Care, which helped care for Mr Nott.

Mr Halls, who works as a paramedic, said he had lost about 5kg (11lb) in weight and about 4in (10cm) from his waist since the challenge began on 1 January.

"I've run at 2am running home from work, and in the worst possible weathers," he said.

"At the beginning of the year there was ice and storms. I just had to carry on."

Most of the time his route took him through the streets of Trowbridge.

He ran in other places, including Brighton, London and Ellesmere.

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