Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Clacton firefighter's 100km run for Stanley

Clacton firefighter Dean Woodburn is running the distance of three marathons for a colleague’s son who suffers from a rare condition.

Dean is running the Stour Valley Path 100K Ultramarathon on Saturday, August 13, to help raise money for firefighter Rob Newman’s son, Stanley.

Stanley, aged three, has an incurable muscle wasting disease called Congenital Muscular Dystrophy. All funds raised will go towards Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Clacton Fire Station has raised almost £9,000 for Stanley through charity car washes and a female pamper party held in December.

Dean said: “I completed my first marathon last year and I enjoyed it so much I’ve challenged myself to run three back to back for Stanley.

“I’ve been pushing myself every time I train to run that extra kilometre. I’m currently at 30km. I’m confident that I will reach my target and I hope people get on board by donating.

“Stanley is a real personality and his bravery has touched the hearts of all the firefighters here at Clacton Fire Station.”

The Stour Valley Path is a 100km (62 mile) long footpath from Newmarket, in Suffolk, to Cattawade, a village near Manningtree.

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