Marathon Man Ian

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Running and exercise fanatic Ian Jones has decided to run not one but two marathons this year and all in aid of Spread a Smile. These marathons will be Ian’s ninth and tenth marathons, so he is certainly no stranger to pounding the pavements, and we at Spread a Smile believe that as a result of these incredible efforts, we can happily call him our very own ‘Marathon Man!’

The marathons which Ian has chosen to run in this year are the New Forest Marathon on 9th September followed swiftly by the Frankfurt Marathon on 28th October.

Ian said, “In running for Spread a Smile, all contributions will go to an organisation filled with incredibly kind and selfless individuals dedicated to bringinghappiness, laughs and smiles to children facing the most difficult and uncertain of circumstances. As soon as I heard about the charity’s story and objectives, I couldn’t have thought of a better cause. ”

Ian has a punishing training regime, running 18 kilometres at a time, up to three times a week, plus he puts himself through an hour long track session twice a week, with the aim of increasing his speed each time. As if that was not enough, Ian also runs in a Park Run every Saturday, followed by a slow long run on a Sunday.

By his own admission, Ian is super competitive, especially with eight previous marathons under his belt, together with one Iron Man and 2 half Iron Man achievements to add to his medal collection too. Thankfully with Ian’s love of fitness and the outdoors, it doesn’t look as though he will be slowing down anytime soon!

We at Spread a Smile wish Ian so much luck and good health for his forthcoming endeavours and we are so grateful for all that he will raise for Spread a Smile. You can sponsor him here