Marathon man Chris set for fresh challenge

Chris Storey of Corby
Chris Storey of Corby

Chris Storey of COrby has completed three marathons so far in 2014.

During the last two months window cleaner Chris, of Bluebell Close, has raced in the Paris, Belfast and Liverpool marathons, raising money for the National Autistic Society in the process.

The 34-year-old, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome two years ago, is no stranger to physical feats of stamina.

He also trekked Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak in the Moroccan Atlas Mountains in February.

Next up is the Three Peaks trek on home soil this summer before he turns his attention to Wales’ largest mass participation event, the Lloyds Bank Cardiff half marathon, on October 5.

And while the exercise helps him with his own condition, Chris, who is a member of Corby Athletic Club, insists the main motivation is raising money and awareness for the National Autistic Society.

He said: “I was diagnosed with Asperger’s two years ago and I want to help give something back to the National Autistic Society.

Chris, who has a three-year-old son, Alexander, added: “I love running. The training and keeping active helps me cope with my own condition as I am very hyperactive.

“But I really wanted to help give something back to the charity, share my experience, raise money and heighten awareness of autism. Running the three marathons was a challenge but it was rewarding. I’m quite good at half marathons so I plan to get into shape with a few 10ks. The aim is to do it in one hour, 27 minutes.”

Lloyds Bank is proud to continue its support of the Cardiff half marathon which is Wales’ largest mass participation event.

Entries are still available at www.cardiffhalfmarathon.co.uk.