Samaritans seek Lincoln marathon runner

Neil French, Lincoln Samaritans’ Marathon Man, raised £1,000 in the Edinburgh Marathon last year

The Samaritans in Lincoln are looking for a volunteer to run 26 miles for charity.

The Lincoln branch secured a place in next year’s Brighton Marathon, but its own Marathon Man, Neil French, is running the London Marathon so can’t take part.

They are hoping to find someone willing to step into the breach, so that they don’t lose out on the chance to raise much-needed funds.

The marathon takes place on April 15, 2012, and follows a relatively flat route, taking in the town and coastal roads and giving runners great views.

Anyone interested in taking up the place would need to raise a minimum of £1,000 in sponsorship. This will go directly to the Lincoln branch of the Samaritans to help it maintain its 24/7 helpline.

— Call Neil French on 01522 584682 if you can help