A 59-YEAR-OLD dad is taking on the Berlin Marathon to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Tony Sudworth, from Appleton, will run the 26-mile race in next month.

Having lived and worked in Berlin, Tony says it is a great city for a marathon.

He said: "Berlin is the fastest course for the marathon and I've run at a number of races in Germany in Frankfurt, Munich and Hamburg."

The dad-of-two enjoys diving, science fiction and watching West Ham United alongside his running.

Tony added: "I got involved when I realised that prostate cancer kills more men in the UK than any other illness.

"But the disease appeared to be off the radar and men seem very reluctant to talk about health so the marathon is a way to raise money and awareness."

Tony, a member of Warrington Road Runners, completed his first marathon in 1990 in London but says they are not a regular event.

He added: "It is still a huge physical challenge and so while I'm looking forward to the run, I get a bit concerned as I get older and parts seem out of warranty.

"Berlin is a great city and while this is more strenuous than a bus tour of the city, I will get to see all the sights."

Tony has recently completed the Snowdon Trail Half Marathon as a warm up for the main event.

A regular runner, he has increased the mileage around Warrington in training with his dog Walter by his side for support.

You can donate to Tony's fundraising efforts at justgiving.com/fundraising/anthony-sudworth.