Exmouth police officer resting his feet after non-stop run

PUBLISHED: 10:27 28 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:54 10 June 2010

AN EXMOUTH police officer is resting his sore feet after taking part in a non-stop 50 mile run in aid of Parkinson s Disease Society. Glen Herbert, of Moorfield Road, run from Exmouth to Taunton last Saturday, February 20. He completed the run in eight ho

AN EXMOUTH police officer is resting his sore feet after taking part in a non-stop 50 mile run in aid of Parkinson's Disease Society.

Glen Herbert, of Moorfield Road, run from Exmouth to Taunton last Saturday, February 20. He completed the run in eight hours 43 minutes and has raised more than £1,000 so far.

His friends and family kept him topped up with carbohydrates and drinks with sponges to cool him off along the way.

The 47-year-old decided to take part in the run in aid of one of his relatives who suffers from the disease.

"I was feeling the worst pain I have ever felt afterwards," he joked. "I bought myself loads of running gear and yet got massive blisters. Yesterday I was hobbling up and down the stairs."

In preparation of the run, Glen would jog around 50 to 60 miles a week.

Glen, who is part of a band called Scream Blue Murder, raised £650 to go towards his fundraising efforts from a gig he performed in recently.

He has also had a number of fundraising events at his local pub, the Country House in Withycombe.

Glen's fundraising internet page can be found by visiting: www.justgiving.com/herbie50miler

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