WEST Somerset runner Steve Goodman-Monger is preparing to take on what he believes will be his hardest challenge yet to raise funds for cancer charity – five marathons in five days.

Mr Goodman-Monger, a member of Minehead Running Club, will start the 117-mile Two Moors Way Coast to Coast run on Wednesday (April 3).

Through an online fund-raising page he has raised more than £1,000 to support Prostate Cancer UK.

The run from Lynmouth to Wembury takes in the ‘tough, rugged, steep, unforgiving terrain’ of both Exmoor and Dartmoor.

Steve Goodman-Monger during his South west Coast Path run for charity in 2022.
Steve Goodman-Monger during his South West Coast Path run for charity in 2022. ( )

Mr Goodman-Monger two years ago ran the 315 miles of the South West Coast Path for the charity and has trained for the Two Moors event for three weeks.

He said: “It is going to be brutal.

“A little older, a little slower, and a lot less prepared, I have roped my mate Gareth into running this challenge with me.

“Prostate Cancer UK is a cause close to mine and friends’ hearts.

“A little donation, no matter how small, will help.

“Unfortunately, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one in eight men being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, it touches us all but we can help.”

The charity’s simple ambition is to stop men dying from prostate cancer.

A spokesperson said: “Through shifting the science over the next 10 years to focus on radical improvements in diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and support we will stop prostate cancer being a killer.”

Mr Goodman-Monger’s fund-raising page is here.