A KEEN half marathon runner has stepped up his game and will join thousands in the gruelling race to drum up cash for a disability charity.
Juan Quesada, of Bromyard Avenue, Acton has participated in 13 mile runs for numerous organisations over the years, but this time wanted to do something more demanding - the 26.2 miles London Marathon.
The 34-year-old's inspiration to run is two-fold: A chance to help a cause that aims to assist disabled people to achieve a comfortable level of independence; and to attain a personal goal.
Juan said: "It's not only a personal challenge but a great way of raising funds for a fantastic charity. Livability enables disabled people to have the freedom to enjoy life."
Juan is a support worker for Asphaleia, working in Ealing and Uxbridge on outreach programmes supporting young people. He will be running with two friends on April 25, and the trio are organising a car wash, barbecue and club night to raise funds.
They have been training intensively for seven months, including running daily at 6.30am and, on most days, two hours at the gym. Now they need your backing to help reach their joint target of £5,000. * To donate visit http://uk.virginmoney giving.com/JuanQuesada or email marathon firstname.lastname@example.org.