Thursday 31 March 2016

A Nottinghamshire Police Officer is set to tackle his first ever marathon to help fight crime in the UK.

Daniel Vasper, from Mansfield, will run the world-famous 26.2-mile course in London on April 24th on behalf of crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers.

 Daniel Vasper Marathon

The 24-year-old says he’s seen the negative impact that crime can have and hopes to make a difference with his fundraising.

He said: “As a police officer I work with people affected by crime every day and I know what great work Crimestoppers does to help perpetrators of crime to be caught.

“I’m really hoping that the money I raise will help to make a difference.”

Gruelling regime

Since signing up for the run, Daniel has put himself through a gruelling training regime – running three to four times a week.

He said: “Training is going well. It's tough and hard work but I am really enjoying it.”

Daniel will have the support of his fiancée and daughter on the day as well as the Crimestoppers team.

He added: “Completing a marathon is such an achievement, but to complete the London Marathon as my first will be really amazing.

You can help Daniel reach his fundraising target here.