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Flight Lieutenant Ashley readies himself for marathon number five

Flight Lieutenant Ashley takes to the streets of London for the RAF Benevolent Fund, aiming to complete his fifth marathon.

No stranger to challenge events, Flight Lieutenant Ashley, has chalked up four successful marathons in the past. This Sunday sees him take to the streets of the capital for yet another impressive feat: the London Marathon.

Ashley gets ready for the London Marathon

Having served more than 11 years for the RAF, Ashley was keen to take up the challenge for the RAF Benevolent Fund. After seeing the work that the charity does in providing vital support to service people past and present, Ashley thought that it was time to give something back.

Although this isn’t his first such event, training has still been tough: “Keeping the pace going beyond half way is a real challenge,” Ashley explains. “I’ve managed to get plenty of good training runs in over the past few months though, with a lot of road races, so I should be ready!”

Ashley is one of a number of participants taking part in the London Marathon this weekend, on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund. If you would like to take up a challenge event for the Fund, take a look at what other feats are available: www.rafbf.org/get-involved/events.

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