IS MICHAEL FASTER THAN MO?
To add excitement on Sunday 25 September 2016, Wakelin is going to attempt to beat Mo Farah's European record for the distance, of 59 minutes, 32 seconds.
When it was pointed out to him that to achieve this he would have to shave 53 minutes off his personal best, Wakelin was philosophical: "Admittedly Mo is the fastest and fittest long distance runner in the world, an Olympic champion several times over, a professional athlete and national treasure but I grow raspberries and play the bass guitar badly; something's got to give."
PLEASE WILL SOMEONE TELL HIM TO STOP!
Despite suffering a series of age-related injuries and conditions (sore knees, hairy ears, advanced procrastination and psoriasis) Wakelin is in confident mood: "I am sure Mo is getting worried about losing his crown, as ambitious young athletes like me are starting to snap at his heels." And he has some advice for the world's greatest distance runner: "Move over Mo - make room on the podium for me!"
The race takes place on Sunday 25th September and Wakelin has vowed to run as fast as he can in exchange for lots of your sponsorship.
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