Leigh Steps marathon completed by Benfleet man

SUPERFIT Charlie Knight is celebrating after finishing a marathon by operating up the well-known Leigh Steps in a ten-hour mission. 

Charlie, from Benfleet, managed to finish 26.2 miles utilizing the 185 Leigh Steps reverse Leigh station which go as much as Marine Parade.

The 30-year-old says he takes on these challenges as he makes use of health to deal with his psychological well being and alcohol issues.

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Charlie stated: “I’ve struggled for many of my grownup life with alcoholism from round 16 to twenty-eight.

“I first then acquired sober in August 2020 and went a complete yr in whole.

“I’ve then had some ups and down since then, however I’m doing my best possible to remain sober, and persist with health.

“When I used to be battling alcohol, it took all the things away from me, and I believed there was no manner out, however I discovered confidence and self-love by way of health.

“Fitness has no doubt saved my life, it has taught me persistence and self-discipline.”

“I’m now presently studying to be a private coach, so I may also help others within the health club who’re mentally struggling.

“That is my fundamental purpose now to assist others.

“I would like individuals to know that regardless of what they consider themselves or how dangerous it will get, there may be all the time a manner out.”

Alongside this marathon step problem, Charlie beforehand ran from Brighton Pier to Buckingham Palace, elevating £2,000.

He has additionally run quite a lot of ultra-marathons too.

Charlie added how the hardest a part of the problem was the psychological facet.

He stated: “The marathon itself was extraordinarily tough, and it took me over 9 hours, however I didn’t cease as soon as.

“I began at 6:40am in -2 levels entrance and completed at round 4pm.

“My legs stored attempting to surrender on me however by way of my will to by no means stop, I pulled by way of.

“The fundamental level I attempt to get throughout to individuals is to by no means stop and quit hope.

“And as bodily demanding because it was, the toughest half with the psychological wrestle.

“My fundamental inspiration got here from my Nan who I misplaced to motor neurones illness in January final yr, I simply wish to make my household proud.”


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