NOT many people would volunteer to run 4225 kilometres, but that’s exactly what dad-of-four Craig Huddart has done.

The 38-year-old has set himself an ambitious challenge and is planning to run 10km every single day in 2022 - and, if that wasn’t already tough enough, every seventh day he’ll be completing a half marathon instead.

Craig, from Holwick, County Durham, says he was inspired to take up the challenge and fundraise for the North East Autism Society as he has autistic children.

“My main goal is to raise awareness of NEAS and the services the charity offers,” Craig says. “We found out about the North East Autism Society when we began researching what resources and assistance is available in the local area.” 

While the challenge sounds daunting, Craig describes himself as a keen runner and says he already runs two to three times every week. He is also hoping to boost his motivation by roping some of his family and friends into his fundraising efforts throughout the year.

“I have done a number of half marathons and marathons in previous years,” he adds. “I wanted a tough, but ultimately achievable challenge. Running is also very accessible and can be done across the whole region.”

Craig’s fundraising challenge will kick off on January 1st. We will be following his efforts closely and sharing regular updates on our Facebook page.

You can also support Craig by making a donation via his JustGiving page here.

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