A DETERMINED runner will be tackling a 5k charity route every day for a year in memory of his loving mum.

Chris Lee, 37, from Birchwood decided to embark on the gruelling challenge for Cancer Research UK after his mum died from cancer.

He described his mum, Karen Lee, as a popular figure in the community so he wanted to do something positive in her memory.

Chris explained: "I've always ran so it was the one thing I thought I could do to raise some money.

"A few years ago I lost my mum to cancer.

"It was untreatable at the time, but this year they can now treat that type.

"This is raising money to stop cancer rather than treat it- you've got to chuck some money to the people who are researching what causes it."

So far Chris has completed more than 20 days of the challenge and his family members, Sarah, Vickie, Stuart and James have all joined in.

Chris added: "It's took off and we are raising some money.

"There's been a few days where I have not wanted to go out but it's got people interested and the current total is just a fiver away from £500.

"It's inspired some people to do something similar.

"It's got to be something like this for people to invest in."

Chris has set up his own Instagram account to document his journey which can be found by searching for chris82lee.

His goal is to organise group runs on both the 100th and 365th day of the fundraising challenge to get the Warrington community involved with his efforts.

To donate to Cancer Research UK, visit Chris'

fundraising page