Runner displays spirit of Vikings

Liam Peltell ran the Humber Bridge Half Marathon dressed as a Viking Warrior

Liam Peltell ran the Humber Bridge Half Marathon dressed as a Viking Warrior

Runner Liam Peltell channelled his warrior spirit completing the Humber Bridge Half Marathon dressed as a Viking.

Liam ran the 13 miles wearing a knee-length, full-sleeve chainmail shirt and carrying a wooden shield and axe.

Despite the combined weight of 2st 10lbs, Liam, from Havenhouse near Wainfleet, completed the distance in a time of 2 hours 46 min.

Running for Dementia UK in memory of a lost loved one, he raised more than £400 - beating his target.

Liam is now planning to tackle a number of marathons next year and may even dust off his chainmail for the London Marathon .

He said: “My time was much faster than I had hoped, mainly down to the amazing support from spectators and other runners. It was such a brilliant atmosphere on the day, and feels great to do something good for charity.

“It was a massively enjoyable experience, and I think I might be hooked on marathon running now.”

He added: “The main reason I was supporting Dementia UK is in memory of Grandpa 
Eddie. While he was not my grandpa, that was how I knew him and he was a great man, forever cheerful, smiling and enjoying life. Unfortunately, he suffered from dementia in the later stages of his life and passed away in March.

“I felt I needed to do something to honour the memory of such a man, and try to help other people still suffering from dementia, including my Great-Auntie.”

To sponsor Liam, visit www.justgiving.com/runningtilragnarok.


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