Martin Bennett from Elswick Road, Leyland will be taking part in the Edinburgh Marathon on 28th
May to raise funds for Rainbow House, Mawdesley.
The 33 year old recently suffered from a torn calf muscle and then started with Achilles tendonitis
but with the help of physio Lewis Hiney from Preston Sports Clinic he is now back in training.
The reduced training time has, however, made his aim of just under 4 hours unrealistic so he’s
decided to run dressed as a Rubix cube (pictured). Martin is going to have his hair dyed rainbow
colours for the event and is also planning to take part in the Rainbow Ramble on the 6th May where
he will run the 18 mile loop plus a smaller loop to make it up to 20 miles as part of his
Martin, who is married with 2 daughters, is a Warehouse Manager for Encon Insulation, Chorley.
He ran a lot as a child and was a member of Chorley Harriers for over 10 years and then, at 18, began
playing football and cricket. He did not run again until he started training for the London Marathon
in 2013 and also competed in his first tri-Athlon last year.
Martin said “On the 28th May I will be running the Edinburgh Marathon and whilst I put my body
through hell I thought it would be a good opportunity to raise some money for charity. Rainbow
House is a fantastic local charity which teaches skills to empower people with disabilities to lead a
more active and independent life. The aim is to help each individual achieve his or her full potential.
Rainbow House gave me the opportunity in 2013 to run the London Marathon, something I will be
forever grateful. I am delighted to be able to support them again.”
Carole Cochrane, Chief Executive, Rainbow House, said “It is fantastic that Martin is raising funds for
us. Rainbow House provides a unique service for the rehabilitation of children and young people
with neurological conditions through conductive education and physiotherapy. As we have no
statutory funding and have to raise all of our own funds, every penny counts.”
Anyone who would like to support Martin can donate at