Stevenage marathon man ready for Switzerland run

Daniel Bates

Daniel Bates - Credit: Archant

ONE man will put his body to the test to raise money for charity.

Daniel Bates, from Stevenage, will take part in the Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland on September 14 to raise money for disability charity Scope.

The 31-year-old only took up running in January but since then has taken part in three marathons and three half-marathons.

He said: “After the death of my uncle, Dennis, in 2012, I was reminded that life is too short and that I needed to do something. I was travelling in Switzerland last year when I came across an advertisement for the Jungfrau marathon and that’s when I decided to take up the challenge.

“I have been training nearly every day this year and my body is in the best shape it has been in for years. I chose to raise money for Scope because everything they do is about creating real and lasting positive change in people’s lives.”

Caroline Barnes, from Scope’s challenge events team, said: “We’d like to thank Daniel for choosing to run the Jungfrau Marathon for Scope. It’s going to be a tough run but with every step he takes he will be raising valuable funds.”

You can sponsor Daniel by visiting