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Woodbridge: Ben’s Great Wall run in aid of charity

PUBLISHED: 10:15 21 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:40 21 May 2014

Ben Greenhouse (right) following the Great Wall Marathon 2014

Ben Greenhouse (right) following the Great Wall Marathon 2014

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A former Suffolk student ‘hit the wall’ for one the world’s most challenging marathons.

The Great Wall of China Marathon 2014The Great Wall of China Marathon 2014

At 19, Ben Greenhouse was thought to be the youngest runner in the 2014 Great Wall Marathon, which not only covers 26 miles, but includes 5,164 steep stone steps.

For the last six months, the ex-Farlingaye High pupil has been learning martial arts at the Qufu Shaolin Kung fu school, in China.

The Woodbridge teenager came 163rd of 436 male runners who completed the course, finishing in five hours 37 minutes. He has raised more than £1,300 for Epilepsy Action, which supports sufferers like his sister.

It is currently National Epilepsy Week and you can sponsor Ben at justgiving.com/Ben-Greenhouse.

A drunk motorist who drove at speeds of up to 110mph during a police chase on Suffolk roads has been jailed for 16 months.

Crew members from the lifeboat station in West Mersea battled for five hours this afternoon to save a wooden boat from sinking off the coast of Burnham-on-Crouch.

Children’s wards in East Anglia are being offered a state-of-the-art cinema room as part of Finite Solutions Cine-makeover campaign.

A mum from Woodbridge finished in the top 200 of runners taking part in this year’s Marathon des Sables.

A series of celebrations marking the achievements of Suffolk’s “most famous daughter” is being held around the centenary of her death.

Girls from Alde Valley Academy in Leiston have been announced as the overall winners in a 10-week project to design a solution to cut energy use in school.

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) thank support from generous communities and corporate organisations across Suffolk.

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