Absolute Radio producer to run marathon for Hackney Empire

Fitness enthusiast and Absolute Radio producer Chris Skinner is running the London marathon this Sunday to raise money for the Hackney Empire.

He has been preparing for the sporting challenge despite suffering knee problems.

He said: “I have never run a marathon before but I am highly motivated and plan to tear the course apart!”

Funds raised will help maintain the century-old Hackney Empire which welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year.

He added: “This iconic east London venue can not continue without help from nice people like you!”

You may also want to watch:

Mr Skinner, who lives in Moulins Road, Hackney, is behind shows by Dave Gorman and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright.

Read his training blog at http://hackneyempire.tumblr.com/

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter