A TREFNANT ex-Royal Engineer is aiming to run three marathons in three days to raise funds for cancer treatment in North Wales.

Brett Jones, father-of-two, has run marathons before as a member of Denbigh Harriers but completing three of the milestone feats in three days poses a different challenge.

Mr Jones, 45, is putting in the miles while training after work and during weekends ahead of the Votwo Jurrasic Coast Challenge, which takes place between March 22 and 24, when he will spend three days running along the 95-mile Jurassic Coastal Path from Devon to Dorset.

Mr Jones, who served 10 years in the Royal Engineers, is hoping to raise funds for the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Glan Clwyd Hospital.

“I run with Denbigh Harriers and I’ve completed marathons before, donating to charities for the forces but this year I wanted to donate to a local charity,” he said.

“I heard about the St Asaph James Bond themed ball which is fundraising for the charity North Wales Cancer Appeal. The fantastic work they do at North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd is vital support for those living locally and battling this terrible disease.

“This amazing charity exists to raise much needed funding to purchase vital equipment for use in the North Wales Cancer Treatment Centre.

“There’s not a person out there who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way, be it relatives or friends, so it’s a worthwhile cause.”

The Trefnant dad exercises after work and is happy run outdoors as late as 9pm, if that is when he has the chance. Since signing up for the competition in September he has revved up his training from running 20 miles per month to 60 miles in October and 100 miles by the end of last year. He is now running 200 miles monthly.

“I’ve always kept fit and since leaving the military in 1999,” he said.

“My only worry is that I might pick up injuries while running the marathons. I’m not the youngest chap but I’ve put the mileage in training, having completed three 20 mile runs over three days already.

“If I don’t put the work in then I’ll suffer, so I should be OK!”

To donate to Brett Jones's fundraiser visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/brett-jones-1