Man runs nine half marathons in memory for his Easdale granddad

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A man has run nine half marathons to raise money for Mary’s Meals in honour of his Easdale granddad, who died last year.

Simon Geoghegan, who is from Macclesfield but visits Balvicar on a regular basis, has raised £2,000 for the Dalmally charity.

The 32-year-old wanted to do something to honour his grandad, Gerry Geoghegan, who passed away last year aged 89.

Simon wanted to mark what would have been Gerry’s 90th birthday in September and in the end he decided to run nine half marathons – one for each decade of his life.

The challenge took him all over England, as well as Dublin – somewhere his grandad always wanted to visit.

He opted to raise money for Mary’s Meals, as this was a charity Gerry cared about.

‘I did not know a lot about it [Mary’s Meals] until I picked it,’ Simon said. ‘But I knew it was something my granddad was passionate about. It is a really worthwhile charity.’

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-geoghegan