Marathon man Trevor can’t stop running

PUBLISHED: 11:26 06 February 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 26 October 2009

Trevor Courtney

Trevor Courtney

A Hatfield man who used to detest exercise, until his eyesight rapidly deteriorated, will be taking part in the Flora London Marathon this April. Trevor Courtney, 46, from Oak Tree Close, started running after he lost his job as a van driver due to visual

A Hatfield man who used to detest exercise, until his eyesight rapidly deteriorated, will be taking part in the Flora London Marathon this April.

Trevor Courtney, 46, from Oak Tree Close, started running after he lost his job as a van driver due to visual impairment and now describes training as "addictive".

"I used to absolutely hate running until I had my driver's licence taken away from me because of my eyesight," he said.

"It's got to the point that I have withdrawal symptoms if I don't do any training now."

This year, Trevor will be tackle the 26-mile, 385-yard course for the fifth succesivetime and doing it in aid of Vista, a charity for visually impaired children and adults.

He added: "Someone put me in touch with Vista and now I can help people that have had similarly life altering things like me.

"My problem has really caused my life to be held back and I just do not think I could not do a big run like the marathon without doing it for charity."

Trevor is hoping to raise over £1,000 for Vista and is looking to run a personal best time of under four-and-a-half hours.

To sponsor Trevor call 01707 271101 or visit www.bmycharity.com/courtneyta2

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