Two roadrunners from Great Yarmouth are one day away from running the London Marathon to help better their community.

Michele Alexander, 44, and Lee Symonds, 40, will be joining the tens-of-thousands of runners at the country's most famous endurance race on Sunday.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Michele Alexander and Lee Symonds in Gorleston.Michele Alexander and Lee Symonds in Gorleston. (Image: Lee Symonds)The duo will be taking on the 26.2 mile challenge in aid of Ormiston Families, a family charity with support services operating in the town.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The route for this year's London Marathon.The route for this year's London Marathon. (Image: PA)

Mr Symonds also ran the marathon for the charity last year and explained why his support for the charity has continued.

“A few of the members at my local running club work for Ormiston Families, so I know what a great cause it is," he said.

“It feels great to be running for a local charity, because I feel like I’ll be making a difference to my community.”

Ormiston Families delivers services that aim to help children and their families take control of their own wellbeing, with services in Great Yarmouth and wider Norfolk that support children with mental health issues and mothers who have had children removed from their care.

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Great Yarmouth Mercury: The TCS London Marathon begins on Sunday from 9.05am.The TCS London Marathon begins on Sunday from 9.05am. (Image: PA)