Ashford man Daniel Head is set to run the London Marathon on 3 October, raising money
for South Kent Mind.
This is the second year in a row that 31 year old Daniel has taken part in the gruelling race,
but it will be the first time that he has run the race in London itself.
When he took up running in January 2020, little did Daniel realise that the event would be
postponed and carried out virtually. This meant that he was in Kos in Greece on race day,
and started his 26.2 mile run at 2.30am to avoid the worst of the 26 degree heat! Having
completed the race in 4 hours 19 minutes on his own, Daniel is hoping to improve on his
time this year with the help of fellow runners and the support of the crowds that
traditionally turn out on race day.
A regular runner, Daniel has taken part in many local races since he took up long distance
running, and joined a running club last year for some extra support and to keep himself
focused. He said: “I am running for South Kent Mind because I have had personal experience
of family breakdown and co-parenting struggles and have had to focus on looking after my
mental health to see me through these issues. Running is something that massively helps
my mental health.” He added: “South Kent Mind has many outlets to help all of those out in
the community who need their support. It is my pleasure to raise some funds for this
Simon Dolby, Chief Executive of South Kent Mind, responded: “We are very grateful to
Daniel for choosing to raise money for us. He has shown impressive dedication and
determination in his training over the last year and a half, and we wish him well in his
attempt to set a new PB. In these difficult times, mental health issues are prevalent in our
community, so Daniel is helping us raise vital funding for everyone who needs our support.
To sponsor Daniel, visit virginmoneygiving.com.
Do you want to make a difference to our community? Why not follow Daniel’s lead and
challenge yourself to do a sporting fundraiser for South Kent Mind. We would love to
showcase your inspirational fundraising endeavours on our wall of South Kent Superstars.
To see stories about some of our fundraising heroes, visit our South Kent Superstars page.
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