With the ASICS Windermere Marathon taking place this Sunday, 21st May, the runners lining up for the start know that the right kit will help them achieve their goal in comfort.

Chris Heaton in full dinner suit

But what about style? Most of the competitors will take on the hilly challenge in rapidly wicking running gear, designed to keep them cool and chafe-free for the 26.2 mile challenge.

With your help, one man could be taking in the stunning views of the loop around Windermere in the most dapper of style – by wearing a full dinner suit.

Brathay Trust trustee and Sheffield businessman Chris Heaton has challenged corporate sponsors to come together to donate £10,000 to support Brathay’s work with vulnerable children & young people.

If that target is reached by 5pm on Saturday 20th May, Chris will don his suit trousers, dinner jacket, waistcoat, crisp white shirt and bow tie and attempt the marathon in the most formal of attire.

Can you help? The money donated will help us improve the life chances of even more children and young people, and ensure the marathon features a dash of panache, amongst the sea of Lycra!

If you are a business or organisation who wants to help us achieve the fundraising goal set by Chris (or maybe you’re just keen to improve the running dress code), please call Scott Umpleby on 07739 646154