It’s legs eleven for marathon man Ben

Assistant manager at Luton Hoo Hotel, Ben Hunt, is set for a marathon year with no less than 11 runs scheduled for him to take part in between March and December.

The runs will see Ben covering more than 120 miles in total while raising money for charities including The Meningitis Trust and Luton-based Keech Hospice Care.

To date, Ben has raised over £3,000 on behalf of the charities and since his first run last July, he has been well and truly bitten by the running bug.

He said: “After sadly losing a friend 20 years ago to meningitis and recently experiencing another friend losing his 19-month-old daughter to the illness, I felt that I really wanted to do something to make a difference and decided that I would take part in the Great North Run.

“I started running at the beginning of last July, building up slowly and working on improving my techniques over the next two to three months. After completing the race in under two hours I was determined to carry on and since then I have continued my training. I am really looking forward to taking part in more races and raising money for some very worthy charities.”

Ben’s next race will be the Reading Half Marathon on Sunday, March 2. To make a contribution visit: