WIRRAL’S ‘Running Man’ has succeeded his personal record by completing 11 marathons in 11 days as part of his biggest challenge yet.

Last year John Hammond, from Oxton, ran 10 marathons in 10 days supporting the charity CHIC which offers support to patients who have been diagnosed with cancer and their families.

Dubbed Forest Gump by friends, John set himself a new challenge for October - to run 31 marathons in 31 days raising cash for local charity Scope.

Scope provide support, information and advice to more than a quarter of a million disabled people and their families every year.

He began his challenge on Sunday, October 1 with the BTR 10K tunnel run followed by a 20 mile run along Wirral’s coast.

On Wednesday, October 11 John managed to beat his personal best, running until 11.55pm to complete his marathon.

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Before he embarked on the challenge, John told the Globe: “It works out a total of 812.2 miles that i’ll be looking to run over October as well as going to work each day.

“I have absolutely no idea if this is even going to be possible but I’ll give it a good go.

“This is all part of training and fundraising for my Sahara desert mission next April.

“Any help from anyone whether it be joining me for one miles, 26 miles or anything in-between on any of the days or even making me a tea on any of the nights will be greatly appreciated.

“Also no shaving for the month so going for the full Forest Gump.”

John will be taking the same route from 4pm every Monday to Wednesday and then an alternative one on Thursdays and Fridays.

On Saturdays John will take part in a park run from start and finish at 9am and he will join in on different races on a Sunday.

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Hammo76