Marc’s massive challenge

Ultra-marathon runner Marc Simpkins.
Ultra-marathon runner Marc Simpkins.

But on Thursday, May 16, he will attempt to do that over the course of three and a half days, with the aim of finishing in Cottesloe at about 3pm on Sunday, May 19.

The journey will challenge the ultra marathon runner to cover 442km, or the equivalent of more than 10 marathons.

‘I have been doing marathons and ultra marathons for the past four years,’ Mr Simpkins said.

‘I dreamt of running to Albany but dismissed it. About 18 months ago, I came to the conclusion that the dream was possible so started running marathons day after day.

Mr Simpkins is not just doing the Coast 2 Coast run as a personal challenge, he using it to raise money for The Centre for Cerebral Palsy in Coolbinia.

‘For people with cerebral palsy, mobility is a really big factor,’ he said. ‘I want to use my mobility to help people who face more obstacles to becoming mobile. I think it is a good pairing.’

Mr Simpkins will be joined by fellow marathon, triathlon and ironman competitors in running the final 10km from Perth Bell Tower to the Cottesloe foreshore.