Spirit of the Vikings inspiring bold Liam’s charity run

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Vikings may have been famous for plunder and pillage, but it is not easy getting about dressed as one particularly if you are running 13 miles.

That is the challenge facing Liam Peltell later this month when he tackles the Humber Bridge Half Marathon.

Liam, from Havenhouse near Wainfleet, will have the added burden of wearing a knee length and full sleeve chainmail shirt weighing two stone 10 pounds.

Like any self-respecting Nordic warrior he will also be carrying a wooden shield and axe. Liam has entered the half-marathon on June 29 to 
raise money for Dementia UK.

He said: “The main reason I am 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.”

Liam has a fundraising target of £400 which would pay for the training of three special dementia 

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