Places still left at Seaford Marathon

THERE are still a few places left in Seaford Marathon which is taking place on Sunday August 21.

The annual event attracts about 150 runners and this year is raising money for local hero Eddie Kidd.

The former stuntman depends almost entirely on state funded care and cash generated will go towards a new wheelchair for him.

Eddie was left with a brain injury after an accident in 1996 and confined to a wheelchair.

Despite his severe disabilities, he completed the London Marathon this year by using a special frame which allowed him to walk.

To date he has raised more than £90,000 for charities and continues to raise money for people in need.

The race starts at 9am from Seaford Fire Station and takes in Alfriston, Firle, Bishopstone and Seaford.

This event is online entry only which is available via the runbritain.com website.

Entry fees are £20 for UK Athletics affiliated members and runbritain.com members and £22 for unaffiliated runners.

This is the fourth Seaford Marathon, which is one of the toughest races in the South East.

To find out more about the marathon visit www.seafordmarathon.co.uk.