MANY would think a man who had just run 30 marathons in 30 days would take a break for a month. But not Neil O'Maonaigh-Lennon.

Armed with a pink baton, the Harrow resident joined his brother Darragh Mooney last Saturday to run his '31st marathon' by running 40 laps around Centenary Park in Stanmore.

The event, staged at the par three golf course in the park, was all in the name of raising money for Cancer Research and, despite a few drops of rain that interrupted the sunny skies, the day was a success, with over £300 raised for charity.

Neil and Darragh were joined by their friends and family as they each ran a lap around the park, which measures just over 1.1 kilometres. 40 laps effectively equalled 26.2 miles - a marathon. After starting at 1pm, the duo completed their task at 10pm after a day of fun and games at the Sport Club in Culver Grove.

O'Maonaigh-Lennon inspired his brother to stage the event after the 27-year-old ran around the island of Taiwan in April, jogging 42 kilometres everyday for a month. He has already raised over £2,500 for Cancer Research and that figure is rising every day.

If you would like to read more about his experience, or if you would like to donate, please go to his website at