Stapleford photographer runs 5k a day for Notts Hospice

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A photographer from Stapleford will today complete the enormous challenge of running 5K every day for a year, to raise funds for the Nottinghamshire Hospice.

Andy Wallis, 41, will finish his last run from home in Stapleford to the hospice on Woodborough Road, Nottingham, making a total of 2155 km.

On his routes around Stapleford, Bramcote, Ilkeston, West Bridgford, Toton and Notts City Centre, Andy has clocked some impressive stats over the last twelve months including: an average speed of 10.52km/h; an impressive 173,410 calories burned; a total of 0.053 trips around the world and 321 burgers burned.

Andy has also committed to the hospice’s 24K Sponsored Row in March, the Coventry Half Marathon, the Great Northern Run, the Robin Hood Marathon and a 100K bike ride this year.

Andy, who has worked as a volunteer for Nottinghamshire Hospice ,said: “I do feel quite incredulous at this stage in having almost completing my challenge, and am delighted to be able to make this contribution to the vital work that the team at Nottinghamshire Hospice do every day.

“Over the last year, there have been highs and lows and I’ve run at all times of the day and night and in every weather. It has been the doubters and people who had I said I couldn’t do it that spurred me on.

“I am really grateful to all my supporters, especially people that have come on runs with me, and including everyone that ran with me on my final sprint, a half marathon distance from my home in Stapleford to the hospice on Monday morning.”