A 57-year old man from Hayes, Bromley is preparing to run the London Marathon for an incredible twelfth time.

John Morsley ran his first marathon 15-years-ago and has no plans of stopping.

“I want to keep running into my 90s,” he told News Shopper.

“I am looking forward to it. It really is an adrenaline rush. There is nothing like it and it brings people together from all areas.”

John has raised over £25,000 for charity during his years running London Marathons.

This time (April 22) he is running for the Lord's Taverners, a charity dedicated to providing young disabled or disadvantaged children with sporting opportunities.

John has so far raised almost £1,000 of his £2,100 target.

The experienced runner said the support of his family and help from donators inspires him to keep challenging himself.

“My partner is fantastic, she supports me with lots of very good food. My personal trainer, Ali, is fantastic and offers masses of advice.

“She has trained me for years. She also boxes so that I’m sure to do what I’m told!”

He described marathon day as the closest feeling he will get to “playing 90 minutes at Wembley”.

John thanked everyone who has raised money for Lord’s Taverners so far, and said he wouldn’t run if it wasn’t for them.

You can check on John’s fundraising progress here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/johnmorsley1

He added: “If I’m able to raise funds and keep myself fit and healthy it’s great. People have given me lots of encouragement.

“Friends and colleagues donating have really pushed me along.”