A TRAINEE teacher attempting to run seven marathons in seven days has already completed three of his challenges.

Jacques Bernard, 27 set off on Sunday from Wolverhampton.

He is accompanied by dad Tony, and a physio who are taking it in turns to cycle alongside him.

Jacques said: “Wolves were incredible, couldn’t have been more welcoming and actually let all my family come into the stadium to watch me start.”

Jacques said the second marathon was much harder and his legs were aching all over by mile 15.

He said: “I can safely say that running two marathons in consecutive days is the hardest physical challenge I’ve ever done, so it’s going to need a lot of mental strength to wake up and do it five times over but with my dad cycling by my side I reckon we’ve got this.” Jacques will finish at Bournemouth Pier. The event will raise money for the Steve Bernard Foundation, set up in memory of Jacques’ elder brother, who died in a car crash at the age of just 18. To sponsor Jacques visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JacquesBernard