ULTRARUNNER Dan Williams is to attempt the fastest known time along the Dorset coastline.

Dan Williams, 42, of Totland, is taking on the endurance running challenge on April 12.

He will be running from Ware, Lyme Regis, following public footpaths, bridleways and trails to Chewton Bunny, Highcliffe on Sea, including a loop around the Portland Coastal Path.

The journey will cover 100 miles and over 17,500ft of ascent.

Dan’s running journey hasn’t always been easy. In September 2014, he suffered two broken heel bones and it was uncertain whether he would be able to walk again properly, let alone run.

After a long journey of rehabilitation, Dan returned to running with renewed motivation, taking it more seriously.

For the Dorset challenge, Dan will be supported and crewed by White Star Running, and will enjoy free accommodation at Freshwater Holiday Park the night before, to ensure a good night’s sleep before his attempt.

He is hoping to set an official Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the course. He already holds an official FKT for the 70-mile Isle of Wight coastal path.

Andy Palmer, race director and owner of White Star Running, said: "White Star Running is very proud to support Dan in his attempt along the beautiful Dorset coastline. Dan has attended some of our events in the past, even winning the Bad Cow Frolic in September 2017, so we know he is more than capable of taking on this epic challenge."

Dan will raise money for the Jurassic Coast Trust.

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