Big Pink Dress man runs London Marathon at home

Charity Fundraiser, Colin Burgin-Plews, who's known as Big Pink Dress man because of the extravagant outfits he runs in, has completed another challenge.

He was due to run his fifth London Marathon on Sunday April 26th, but when the event was cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, he vowed to complete the run regardless.

He's run the 26 miles on a treadmill at his home in South Shields over the past few days.

April 26th sees the start of the 2.6 Challenge, to support charities who've been hit by the cancellation of fundraising events like the London Marathon. It encourages people to complete a challenge that involved 2.6 or 26 whilst observing the lockdown.

It was hard work but it's the 2.6 day and I wanted to do something a little special, so I got up and did 26K on this. I had a load of donations come in, a load of support and it was just excellent, it really was. I'm so happy because Macmillan nurses are on the front line just as much as any other nurses, so I just wanted to support them.

Colin Burgin-Plews
Colin Burgin-Plews has run 66K in the past few days, ending with 26K on April 26th. Credit: ITV TYNE TEES

The run has raised nearly £6000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. It brings the total Colin's raised since his first charity run to more than £130,000.