It’s multi-terrain, it’s tough, it’s the Imerys Trail Marathon and Andrew Murphy is taking it on for the second year running.  The Sales Manager for Driveline in St Austell, Andrew is tackling this gruelling challenge for Cornish charity Cornwall Hospice Care in memory of his Dad.

On Sunday 15th May Andrew will set off hoping to beat the time he set in 2015 and to avoid injury; “Last year I picked up an injury 15 miles in so I’m determined not to this time round. The course is tough, it’s multi-terrain and involves tarmac, country trails and paths through massive, open-cast china clay mines, and then there’s the hills! But I have an incentive and that’s raising money for the patients and families that Cornwall Hospice Care look after. These are people battling with life limiting illnesses, the least I can do is tackle a real challenge to help raise funds.”

Andrew says he also knows his Dad will be with him in spirit; “Dad died last October having had a heart attack after surgery for stage 4 melanoma. He was suffering from cancer in his lymphatic system, lungs and other areas of his body. I wanted to do something in his honour and his memory so this is it. But I need all the help I can get, so I hope people will be generous in donating. My target is £1,000 and if I can beat that it would be amazing.”

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