Optician sets off on epic 130-mile run

Ben Brewer will be setting off on his epic 130-mile journey on Saturday.

Ben Brewer will be setting off on his epic 130-mile journey on Saturday. - Credit: Archant

Barnstaple man Ben Brewer is hoping to run the equivalant of five marathons - in just 24 hours.

A BARNSTAPLE optician will be setting off on an epic 130-mile run this evening, leaving from Barnstaple Square.

Ben Brewer, who is also a well known musician in the area, is hoping to run from Barnstaple to Bristol – the equivalent of five marathons – in 24 hours.

In January the Gazette reported Ben was running the five-marathon run in a bit to raise £500 for Vision Aid Overseas.

Friends and family will be seeing Ben off from the Square at 8pm. To donate online visit www.justgiving.com/benonfoot.


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