Yate’s very own marathon man has confirmed he is officially retiring after raising more than £280,000 for charity over 35 years of running.

As he crossed the finish line at the Bristol Half Marathon on Sunday, September 15, Clive Daniels ended not only the event but also his fundraising efforts.

The 74-year-old spends nearly 6 months of the year knocking on the doors of residents and businesses throughout Yate and Sodbury every single year in an effort to raise money for charity.

In total, Clive has raised over £280,000 for charity, with £261,000 of that being for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“I have recently finished collecting the money from sponsors and passed it over to Macmillan,” he said.

“The total this year was £14,520 which I was really pleased with.

“The majority of that money has been raised locally, I have places that I go every year and they have always been reen really good at supporting me.

“I took it very steady but I was able to run the whole way this year which I was really pleased with.”

Clive had previously said that he was retiring in 2016, but came out of retirement for 2017 before having one last go at the Bristol to go above the £250k total for Macmillan.

“Going and collecting sponsorship and money has been a really good experience and I have made friends for life,” Clive said.

“I have been supported by so many people during the time that I have been running and fundraising and I honestly can’t thank them all enough.

“They have all been so generous and I am so grateful.

“That is definitely it for me now, I am retiring but am still aiming to run for fun.”