An ELITE-LEVEL Ellesmere runner has completed his seven marathons in seven days to raise money for an end-of-life charity linked to his family.

Jack Pickett, a member of Wolverhampton and Bilston Athletics Club, began the first of his seven consecutive marathons on Monday, November 9 in aid of Cancer Research UK and Omega – the National Association for End of Life Care.

And he finished his Herculean effort in his home town on Sunday as he ran around the area, with a spokesman for Omega admitting that the love shown for his efforts have blown staff away.

"This has been a tough seven days, physically and mentally exhausting and we are amazed how Jack has kept going," they said.

"We are equally amazed at the love and support shown to Jack so thank you all and keep those good wishes coming.

"There is still time to donate [to his efforts]."

Jack is a seasoned marathon competitor, despite his young age, having ran a sub three-hour race in Copenhagen.

With his challenge in mind, his first marathon was completed in three hours and 37 minutes last week.

He has hit more than double of his £1,000 target, but anyone wishing to continue to donate to Jack's efforts can do so at his Just Giving Page.

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