March 1, 2013 10.23 am This story is over 105 months old

Lincoln runner goes beyond the finish line in 1,000km charity challenge

Every little helps: A Lincoln runner is challenging himself every weekend to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

A Lincoln man is taking part in a continuous running challenge in order to raise awareness for a skin condition.

Shane Nicholl (23) spends every weekend taking part in a marathon or half marathon, as part of his 1,000 kilometres challenge.

Any money raised goes to the National Eczema Society.

He said: “My partner suffers from severe eczema and there’s a little I can do to help her on a daily basis.

“So I run to help raise awareness of the condition and collect funds. I’m going to extreme lengths to get noticed so people will be aware of the condition.”

Shane explained that running was already something he did, but wanted to get more out of it.

“I’ve being running since I was 18 and I gradually ran further distances. I always wanted to challenge myself physically and this was something I was already naturally doing.

“I didn’t want it to be a big stretch, but I didn’t want it to be something which wasn’t completely impossible.”

Each weekend, Shane tries to enter a race and run a certain a distance.

“I try to enter a race every weekend and run at least 20km in each. That’s 52 races to reach my goal. It’s 10km kilometres every weekend but with all the training I do in the week, it more than that.”

He added: “My girlfriend has been lucky with the support she has around her. I aim to raise this money to help those who probably don’t have that support.”

So far, Shane ran over 360km for his challenge. To leave a donation or words of support, visit his Just Giving page. He keeps updates on his website, and his partner also blogs about her condition.

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