Leitrim runner Liam Cox is hoping to complete a mammoth feat of running the length of Ireland's coastline later this year to raise funds for North West Stop.
The charity provides a free and confidential counselling service for anyone in need in the region, in the hope of preventing suicide, and has been operating for almost two decades.
Liam Cox previously ran 12 marathons in 12 days during the Christmas period of 2020 to raise funds for North West Stop, but this time he's giving himself the task of running 60 km every day for around 43 days.
The run begins on the morning of the "Sunrise for STOP" event in Carrick on Shannon on the 26th of August, and finishes at Strandhill in early October.
He says he's passionate about doing what he can to support such an important service in region and will be doing everything he can to stay in good shape for the task.
''It's going to be a serious test but the main objective for me is not getting injured, coming in injury free into it, that'll give me a good start. I think that'll be the main thing during the event is not picking up injuries and trying to keep the body as fit as possible and as injury free as possible. I think the mental side of things I'd be confident I can push myself and get through it each day but just trying to look after the body and that starts now and not just when the event starts.''