A MAN is preparing to run the London Marathon wearing an 18kg suit of chainmail.

Mike Dodd, 25, will be taking on the 26.2 mile challenge next month to raise money for Debra, which supports people living with skin conditions.

He selected the charity because his niece Hannah, 16, suffers from epidermolysis bullosa, a condition which makes skin very delicate.

To sponsor his challenge click here.

Read more in today's Gazette.