Hadleigh cancer survivor to undertake ‘Wolf Run’ in preparation for Land’s End to John O’Groats record attempt

Rob Harvey, from Hadleigh, is attempting to run from Lands End to John O'Groats in the fastest time

Rob Harvey, from Hadleigh, is attempting to run from Lands End to John O'Groats in the fastest time ever in September. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A Suffolk cancer survivor is to undertake a gruelling 10km obstacle course as training for a Land’s End to John O’Groats world record.

Hadleigh’s Rob Harvey, 28, hopes to complete the 874-mile journey across the length of the UK in the fastest time on foot when he sets out on September 30.

He set himself the challenge after overcoming testicular cancer to raise money for Ballboys charity.

“My journey to my world record attempt is all about raising awareness about testicular cancer and helping make sure men across the country know the signs, symptoms and who to speak to if something isn’t right,” he said. “After my chemotherapy ended, I decided that I wanted to celebrate my recovery by becoming a world record holder. I didn’t want any old record though. I wanted one that was hugely challenging, completely out of my comfort zone and something that people will tell me I simply can’t do.”

Mr Harvey will complete the 10km Wolf Run in Surrey on April 28.

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