Briton runs from Barcelona to Málaga for charity

Mark Woolley, 52, and three companions made the 1,167 km run in 14 days

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Celebrating at the final finish in El Secadero (L-R): Francisco Berbén, Mark Woolley, Manuel Tenllado and Francisco Contreras

By Oliver McIntyre

AFTER 14 gruelling days and 1,167 kilometres, a team of four intrepid runners who set out from Barcelona crossed their final finish line in the Casares hamlet of El Secadero on Saturday.

Briton Mark Woolley, 52, a long-time resident of Alhaurín de la Torre who is known to his friends as the ‘adopted Andaluz’, joined three of his Spanish running mates to take on the challenge, which aimed to raise awareness and funds for the NGO Proem-Aid, an association of emergency workers who aid in rescuing refugees arriving in Lesbos, Greece.

Even for Mark, who has run in numerous ultra and mountain marathon races around the world, “this was the longest overall run I’ve ever done,” he told CDSN.

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