An intrepid marathon runner is set to take on Trail Wales to raise money for a prostate health charity, despite his own ongoing cancer battle.

Eric Davies, a 65-year-old web designer from Gwernymynydd, will be running the Trail Wales marathon on June 18 at Coed y Brenin in the Snowdonia National Park.

He will be raising funds for Prostate Cymru, after his own prostate cancer diagnosis in March 2019.

The 26 mile race is fully registered with 1,100 runners expected to be taking part.

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The upcoming event will mark Mr Davies' ninth time running this marathon. He didn't complete a marathon until he was 47 years old and has completed 28 marathons since.

Mr Davies said: “Being able to run the marathon is a gift I hadn’t expected and I want to celebrate this good fortune to raise money for Prostate Cymru.”

Mr Davies has launched a just-giving fundraiser asking for donations, which raised over £200 in the first 24 hours and aims to raise £500 in total. 

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According to Prostate Cymru, one in eight men are affected by prostate cancer in Wales and it is the second most common cause of cancer death in UK men after lung cancer.

The charity works to improve equipment for prostate treatments and support men in Wales through education, awareness, research and medical training.

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Having a family history of prostate cancer increases the risk of affecting one in three men, which is a concern for Mr Davies who has twin sons. 

Mr Davies feels it is important to raise awareness so that any men with symptoms or over the age of 40 make sure they get checked.

He said: "It's not other people, it's people you know, I am fit and healthy I do marathons and I never thought I would get cancer."

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