Bedford man is aiming to be the World’s fastest skeleton

Catherine & David Course running to raise money for Macmillan

This April, Bedford husband and wife team, David and Catherine Course will be running the London Marathon in aid of Macmillan.

As if running 26.2 miles wasn’t challenging enough, David has been given approval by the Guinness Book of Records to attempt to become the world’s fastest skeleton in this year’s race.

“Catherine is an ex orthopaedic nurse who now works in the health and fitness industry and I am an ODP who now works in the orthopaedic industry, so the idea of running as a skeleton seemed like a good one,” said David.

“To set the record, I will need to finish in less than 3hrs and 30 minutes. I must wear a full black body suit, with bones, including hooded mask for the full duration of the event. I’ll be very easy to spot on TV.”

Both David and Catherine are seasoned Marathon runners, although this will be Catherine’s first time running London’s. She has successfully raised over £1800 of their £2,500 target so far with a festive bake sale, personal donations and, more recently, her popular Marathon in a Month club challenge.

Catherine has encouraged 86 people of all ages and levels of fitness sign up to walk, jog or run the 26.2 miles distance of a marathon during the month of January. To date, the participants have logged an incredible 1,329 miles and counting.

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link below to go to support their fundraising page