A FITNESS freak is aiming to raise £1,000 for a cancer charity.

In the last four months, Martin Munson, 52, has completed six gruelling races in a bid to raise the money for St Helena Hospice.

Father-of-two Mr Munson, of Plume Avenue, in Colchester, started his fundraising in September, when he completed a 100mile bike ride around Essex.

He has since completed all five of the gruelling Survival of the Fittest races, in Cardiff, Nottingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.


“I think it all started when I was given a free hour session with a personal trainer after I had been idle since being in car accident,” Mr Munson said.

“I knew I wanted to have a goal and when the opportunity came up to fundraise for the hospice, I was really keen.”

Mr Munson, a music teacher, initially got involved with the hospice when staff helped a family friend before his death last year.

“At the start of the year I decided I was going to do all of the Survival of the Fittest races which amounted to four in total.

“At the last minute they added a fifth location and I thought, ‘I said I’d do them all so I’d better stick to my promise’ so I went ahead and booked the fifth.”

The five races took place between October 2 and November 17.

At the moment he has raised £747 but is aiming to reach £1,000.

To contribute to the pot, go to justgiving.com/Martin-Munson0.