SOLIHULL marathon man Dan Hudson is closing in on raising £6,000 for the Marie Curie Hospice.
The podcaster and TV presenter tackled the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford last month and had set himself a target of raising £3,000 for the hospice which cared for his mum Gill before she passed away in March this year.
It was the first marathon Dan had tackled since 2013 and not only did he complete the 26 mile plus course but did it in a personal best time of three hours and 53 minutes.
Dan, aged 34 and a former pupil of Tudor Grange High School and co-star of the popular podcast A Gay And A NonGay, had started running again when Covid hit.
“I did the London Marathon in 2012 and the Paris Marathon in 2013 after which I retired from them,” he said.
“But during lockdown I started running again and I started thinking I should really do another one.
“When I thought of my mum and the timescale the Shakespeare Marathon was the one to do.”
Gill was first diagnosed with cancer in 2003 but put up a courageous fight against the disease and it wasn’t until 2018 that the family heard her condition was terminal.
Even then she kept on battling before ending her days at the Marie Curie hospice in the town where she lived.
“The job they do there is absolutely amazing, it’s something I couldn’t do. The staff are fantastic,” said Dan, who now splits his time between London and Solihull.
To help him over the £6,000 mark and to boost the funds for Marie Curie, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/dan-hudson5 .