Ooh, that feels good!

Former Blackpool Mayor Robert Wynne will be pulling on his running shoes to join thousands of other participants in the London Marathon on Sunday.

Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th April 2016, 8:24 am
Robert Wynne relaxing during his training for this Sunday's London Marathon

The businessman, who owns venues including the West Coast Rock Cafe in the resort, is raising money for the National Autistic Society.

Between gruelling training sessions he has been easing his weary muscles by using the facilities at the Sandcastle Waterpark where he is a board member.

Robert said: “As well as the many miles on the roads that I’ve been doing in preparation for the marathon, I’ve also been using the great facilities at Sandcastle Waterpark to assist me.

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“There are one or two steps to negotiate up to some of the slides, and this all helps strengthening and toning the calf muscles in particular.

“In addition the Spa area has been a great place to wind down after a long run – using a sauna has been known to help increase stamina during long runs and also assists with muscle healing.

“It’s all an important part of preparing as best I can before the start.”

Sandcastle Waterpark managing director John Child added: “We are delighted our Splash Foundation charity can sponsor Robert’s marathon and considered how else could we help.

“Training for a marathon is no small feat and we knew our facilities could be incorporated into his regime.

“Further more, we are delighted that taking on the London Marathon is for such a good cause - around 700,000 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum. Together with their families they make up around 2.8 million people whose lives are touched by autism every single day.”

People can sponsor Robert by donating through his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/RobandAnna