Supermarket manager’s five half-marathons in four weeks

Stuart Newman
Stuart Newman

A dedicated runner is taking on five half marathons in four weeks in a bid to raise awareness of mental health issues.

Stuart Newman, 30, will clock up more than 60 miles as he pounds pavements across the country for the challenge.

Born and bred in Banbury, the Co-op district supermarket manager is hoping to raise £500 for mental health charity Mind - a cause close to his heart after witnessing friends battling depression.

“Over the course of the last 10 years, on and off, I have known people close to me that have had mental health problems,” Stuart said.

“It’s a cause that has stigma attached, but one in three people will be affected by mental health issues at some stage in their lives.

“Mind is a great charity and they do an amazing job. I hope I can change some people’s perceptions of mental health.”

Stuart, who has run the London Marathon twice, is set to race to the finish line in Cheltenham on September 27, before travelling to Bournemouth, London, Birmingham and finally Portsmouth on October 25.

He added: “I’m quite an experienced runner, but I’ve never taken on anything this constant. It’s going to challenge my endurance.”

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