Luke Greer in training for the ultra marathon in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

A West Norfolk teacher is planning to run 100km to raise money for London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). 

Luke Greer, 39, of Gayton, will be taking on the South Coast Challenge from Eastbourne, along the South Downs National Trail, to Arundel in Sussex on Saturday, August 31.

He will run just under 63 miles and hopes to complete the course in around 14 to 16 hours.

Mr Greer said: “It has been five years since I did my last ultra marathon so I have decided to challenge myself again. 

“I’m nervous but excited as well. I want to raise as much money as I can and want to go out there and enjoy it.”

“I’m raising money for Great Ormond Street as a lot of close friends and family’s children have had life-saving treatment  there.”

The latest challenge will take the total amount Mr Greer has raised for the hospital to more than £20,000, with £3,400 raised so far for this year’s challenge. 

Mr Greer, who teaches at Reepham High School and College in mid Norfolk, will be running with his friend and colleague Ally Hadden who is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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