I was in the Army for 24 years. I now own and manage a gym in Rochdale. Once overweight at 18 stone, I am now a keen athlete who likes to set silly challenges and work hard to achieve them.

This time around I am looking to run YWO Ultra Marathons in the space of 63 days between them.

The first is 40 miles on 20 April 19, with the second being 50 miles on 22 June 19. At the same time as the second run, a number of my gym members at Forever-Strong will be tackling the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge, which is 24 miles in 12 hours.

Hopefully our efforts will inspire you to donate to this great cause and help out those in need.

Gary Rothwell