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Dad's Record Bid At Wigan 10k For His Son

Tuesday 1 August 2017


From UK newspaper Wigan Today:


Nigel Brookwell
Nigel Brookwell in his "running gear" for the Wigan 10k

Dad’s record bid at Wigan 10k for his son

By Gaynor Clarke
Monday 31 July 2017
© 2017 Johnston Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.

While many runners will be wearing shorts and trainers, dad Nigel Brookwell is choosing more unusual attire for the Wigan 10k.

The 44-year-old has decided to wear a 1930s diving suit - weighing a massive four stone.

It includes leaded boots weighing around 30lbs each and the helmet weights 70lbs.

Nigel, who lives in Swinley, hopes to set a world record for the longest land walk in the suit.

But the main reason for taking on the challenge is to raise money for charity in honour of his son.

Harry, 14, was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, also known as ME, after becoming ill in January 2016.


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