Yate’s 73-year-old marathon man, who has raised over

£250,000 for charity, has promised he is 'officially retiring’ after this weekend’s Bristol Half.

Clive Daniels has been taking part in numerous marathons, half marathons and 10km races for charity over the last 35 years.

In the process he has raised around £268,000, with this run taking the total raised solely for Macmillan over £250,000.

Clive also told the Gazette that he often receives donations from around 1300 sponsors.

“It will be the last one I think,” Clive said.

“I will probably raise around £13,000 this year but there comes a time that you have to stop.

“I just really want to thank all of my sponsors for their support over the years, this has been a two-way street, without them it wouldn’t have been possible.”

Clive has been raising money for Macmillan after the charity supported his family whilst his aunt and uncle had cancer.

“The support is absolutely unbelievable,” Clive explained.

“You have to be a very special type of person to that job, it is a good feeling to know that I have been able to give something back."

Clive didn’t participate last year after undergoing shoulder surgery, however he is ready to make his last ever appearance in the event.

“I have a strange affiliation to the Bristol, it is one of my favourites along with London,” Clive continued.

“There is a lot spectators and a number of my sponsors support me on the run so I always enjoy it, hopefully this will be another special one.”

Clive's fundraising page is available here.