A FATHER-OF-TWO from Dursley is aiming to finish a 100km section of the Cotswold Way within 48 hours.

Endurance, triathlon and ironman coach Chris Burman-Day, is taking on the impressive feat this weekend.

Chris will be ‘tabbing’ - a military term referring to a rapid march carrying weight.

In this instance, he will be carrying a Bergen rucksack with a minimum weight of 45lbs.

All of the funds raised from Chris’ efforts will go to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – which provides financial and practical support to soldiers, veterans, and their immediate family in times of need, even after they have left the army.

A former soldier with the Cheshire Regiment, Chris has chosen to walk the 100km in honour of the centenary of the end of the First World War.

He will be starting at the war memorial in Chipping Campden, at the northerly point of the Cotswold Way and will finish some 24 hours later in Dursley at the WW1 memorial gates at St James’ Church.

“I will be tying-in an act of remembrance at each memorial, with names and stories of local servicemen who paid that ultimate sacrifice during the First World War,” said Chris.

"Janet Burdge of the Dursley Heritage Centre has provided me with names and background stories of those named on the Dursley war memorial.

"Her research is available to view at the moment in the centre and has been both a huge help and an inspiration."

Throughout the nighttime walks Chris will be joined by friends who will meet him at agreed transition points and keep him company during the hours of darkness.

Chris has already raised most of his £500 target, but further donations are most welcome. Donate via: https://the-virtual-frontline-walk-2018.everydayhero.com/uk/chrisburmanday