Couch potato turns into mara runner

An Ely man has transformed from self-confessed couch potato to marathon runner in a year. Les Kingham, 47, will run the London Marathon on April 22 to raise money for Help The Hospices. He started training last April and has followed a specific training

An Ely man has transformed from self-confessed couch potato to marathon runner in a year.

Les Kingham, 47, will run the London Marathon on April 22 to raise money for Help The Hospices.

He started training last April and has followed a specific training programme over the last 16 weeks. He regularly runs the 16 miles from Newmarket Clock Tower to Ely Cathedral, with a best time of 1hr 57mins.

Mr Kingham said: "I started running because I had high blood pressure and cholesterol problems."

To sponsor Mr Kingham, you can visit

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LESKINGHAM or call him on 07771762486.

To find out more about his training programme, go to www.realbuzz.com