Banbury man raises money for NHS after running 187 laps around neighbourhood green space on Easter Sunday

A Banbury man ran ran 187 laps - the distance of a marathon - around the green space of his neighbourhood on Easter Sunday raising money for the local NHS.

By Matt Elofson
Monday, 13th April 2020, 10:37 am
Updated Monday, 13th April 2020, 10:38 am

Dale Ellis, aged 48, ran the 26.2 miles yesterday morning (Easter Sunday April 12) around Meadowsweet Green in his Banbury neighbourhood.

He organised a Just Giving web page to raise money for the local the local NHS. He more than doubled his target of £500 raising more than £1,000.

Anyone interested in making a contribution can do so through the following web address: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/d-ellis

Dale Ellis ran 26.2 miles yesterday morning (Easter Sunday April 12) around Meadowsweet Green in his Banbury neighbourhood.

The Meadowsweet marathon became the fifth one completed by Dale, and replaced the Manchester Marathon he was scheduled to run in on April 5.

Dale said: "Having trained for the Manchester Marathon and rather than waste the training I decided to run a marathon with a difference.

"With the current situation we are all living through with the coronavirus pandemic, its seems a great idea to run a marathon and raise money for our fantastic local NHS here in Banbury."

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Dale Ellis ran the 26.2 miles yesterday morning (Easter Sunday April 12) around Meadowsweet Green in his Banbury neighbourhood.

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Dale finished his fifth marathon in three hours and 26 minutes