Fitness junkie Martin won’t stop until £10k target is hit

Sutton born fitness junkie Martin Beresford
Sutton born fitness junkie Martin Beresford

The Sutton born runner who took on 40 gruelling charity challenges to raise £8k last year is continuing his fundraising quest into 2015.

Fitness junkie Martin Beresford is determined to gather more charity cash after conquering 40 fundraising feats to mark his 40th birthday in 2014, including hiking up Machu Picchu in Peru and running the London Marathon.

He collected an impressive £8k for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Indee Rose Trus t thanks to his efforts, but will be supporting The Brain Tumour Charity this year after his close friend underwent surgery to have a brain tumour removed.

Said Martin: “I completed my final 2014 challenge with a full marathon in Vegas and whilst I was out in America a good friend of 30 years, Jonathan Hartley, who is Sutton born and bred, was penciled in for the surgery.

“I am pleased to state the operation was a success and ‘Jono’ is on a steady road to recovery and embracing life again. In a wave of solidarity to Jono, I will be taking on a number of endurance challenges in support during his recovery . I full on respect what the guy has been through.”

Martin completed theWinter Warrior 10 obstacle course at Castle Donnington recently, and his upcoming challenges include a North London half marathon on March 15th, a Dash of the Titan 15 mile obstacle course and Farmageddon 20k obstacle course, both in April.

He will also take on the brutal 20 mile affair that is Man vs Mountain in September.

You can support Martin and donate via his fundraising page at