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Triple challenge: Kenneth gears up for coastal ride
4:08pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A university chancellor from Bury is gearing up for the final leg of a challenge to raise money for a mental health charity.
Kenneth Newport, of Trimingham Drive, completed the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere on June 16, cycled 170 miles coast-to-coast from Morecambe to Bridlington from July 29 to 31, and is running the Chester Marathon on October 6.
The 55-year-old, who is a pro-vice chancellor at Liverpool Hope University, is hoping to raise £1,500 for MIND, as his family have been affected by mental health issues.
Mr Newport is also an associate priest at Bolton Parish Church and has previously run the Liverpool Marathon.
He said he is glad to be back pounding the pavements: “I had never swum in open water before, so I am glad to be back running.
“Anybody can run 20 miles more or less but it is the 26.2 miles that is the problem.
“The first 20 are a physical slog and in the next 6.2 your body is telling you to stop.”
For more information and to donate visit uk.virgin moneygiving.com/ KennethNewport
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