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Marathon man tackles wall trek

PUBLISHED: 14:19 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 14:58 24 August 2010

A man who has run 23 marathons across the world will be crossing a desert and trekking the Great Wall of China to raise money for cerebral palsy. Pat Munroe, who lives in Oak Grove, Cricklewood, is training four times a week to prepare to embark on the

A man who has run 23 marathons across the world will be crossing a desert and trekking the Great Wall of China to raise money for cerebral palsy.

Pat Munroe, who lives in Oak Grove, Cricklewood, is training four times a week to prepare to embark on the adventure in association with the charity Scope.

He will be travelling to Beijing, China, this September with 40 others from across the UK.

Together they will trek across the Great Wall of China, stretching 4,500 miles, from the Gobi Desert to Korea.

Painter and decorator, Mr Munroe, who has run marathons in Paris, London and New York, said: "I'm excited about it and I love a challenge. It's different.

"I've never done any trekking. But it's such a good feeling when you complete something like that."

Mr Munroe said the trip will involve running for eight to ten hours a day for five days.

Given the punishing schedule, he is training four times a week by going to the gym and doing long distance running involving lots of hills. And he said is concerned about the effect that the high altitude could have on his running.

He said: "I do a lot of running in Hampstead. I know that's not high altitude but if you've got the right training it should be okay."

Mr Munroe is aiming to raise a total of £2,900 to support work by Scope with people with cerebral palsy.

If you would like to sponsor Mr Munroe, visit his website on www.virginmoneygiving/ patrickmunroe and click 'sponsor me.'

Alternatively, you can contact him directly on 07833 963 405.

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