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Belfast man Brian McGeown takes on ten marathons in five days

Belfast man Brian McGeown has begun his challenge of taking on ten marathons within a 5-day period in aid of five charities.

Brian is currently running an impressive 262 miles, tracking a course from Middleton, Cork to Belfast.

He will finish his venture on Thursday, October 5.

Brian’s main benefactor will be the suicide awareness charity PIPS.

He said he hopes to help dispel the stigma attached with young men that it's ‘weak’ to discuss your emotions and feelings.

He also wants to raise attention to the services PIPS offer.

Brian said: “This will be the toughest personal challenge I've ever set myself. I aim to run ten marathons (262 miles) in five days in aid of some amazingly worthwhile charities in order to raise both awareness and money to assist them in what they do.

"Please be generous. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations”.

Other charities benefiting from Brian’s run will include Mencap, the Children’s Heartbeat Trust, Barretstown and the Makaton Charity.

To donate, please access Brian’s Virgin Giving page: virginmoneygiving.com/brianmcgeown1crazyrun

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