Local man completes Disney marathon for Wells' YMCA

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By abbie_wells | Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 15:07

A local man recently travelled to Disneyland Florida and completed a two day marathon in aid of Mendip YMCA, based in Wells.

Josh Williams, aged 24 from Yeovil, ran 39.3 miles over two days, January 12 and 13, to raise funds for the YMCA.

The event comprised of a half marathon on the first day followed by a full marathon on the following day. Josh completed both and received a Donald Duck medal, a Mickey Mouse medal and a Goofy medal.

It took him just four hours and 25 minutes to complete the full marathon challenge.

Josh said: "It was probably the most physically demanding experiences I've ever had.

"I'm so happy we were able to raise money for the Mendip YMCA as everyone there does such a fantastic role in helping and preventing young people facing the prospect of homelessness in South Somerset and Mendip."

The young runner is still hoping to raise more funds for his cause to make a donation they can visit Josh's JustGiving webpage.

For more information about the work Mendip YMCA do, visit www.mendipymca.org.uk.

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