Imran Ahmad, an MCF supporter who also served as a documentary photographer during the ultra-marathon
, said the MCF needs ambitious fund-raising targets due to the overwhelming nature of the demand for its services.
So, to help with training and fundraising, the group will push themselves to the extreme every month with a different ultra-marathon
- a run longer than a marathon.
winner Martin Rea from Belfast
Guarin is now racing the years however, with the age limit for ultra-marathon
runners set at 65.
The postman, who completed a 150-mile ultra-marathon
across the Sahara Desert four years ago, is getting himself in shape by dragging car tyres along Blyth beach to build up his strength.
THE HEAT IS ON: From left, super-fit William at the start of the Badwater Ultra-marathon
, running through Death Valley, and crossing the line after a gruelling 135 miles.
Dubai Wendelin Lauxen, a Dubai-based ultra-marathon
runner, broke the world record for fastest completion of seven marathons across all seven continents by some 12 hours last Saturday.
The three - all are servingor recentlyretired Welsh Guards officers who currently live in the country - will run three half-marathons, a marathon and an ultra-marathon
For Stevie, from Morpeth, Northumberland, it will be the latest in a series of dozens of gruelling marathon and ultra-marathon
runs which have taken her all over Europe and to Africa, the USA and the Himalayas since she took up running in her mid-30s.
Dubai Wendelin Lauxen, the Dubai-based ultra-marathon
runner who ran through the seven emirates in just 12 days last January, is on course to complete another record.
But now he can run up to 27 miles every weekend and is preparing for a variety of marathon and ultra-marathon
Summary: Completes 327-km ultra-marathon
from Fujairah to Abu Dhabi in 80 hours, which is just under four days