A MAN from Penarth is aiming to run 100 half marathons in a year in a bid to raise £10,000 for a children's therapy centre just months after suffering two fractures on his skull.

Paul Harris, 46 of High Street, is raising money for Bobath Wales which is the nominated charity of his company See Wales Tours.

Bobath provides care and support for children with cerebral palsy.

Mr Harris started the challenge in March this year but just two months ago he fell off his bike and fractured his skull in two places.

But he says he was determined to keep going and reach the £10,000 as part of Paul’s 100 Half Marathons Challenge which he is completing around Cardiff Bay.

He is more than halfway through the challenge having completed 52 so far and said the motivation for the challenge was to get fit as well as help the charity.

"I wanted to get fit and do something worthwhile.

"I was not a runner before this challenge.

"I always struggled to run before including when I did the Cardiff Half Marathon a few years ago.

"But all of a sudden I discovered that I could run very well."

He challenged himself to do three loops of the Bay and discovered it equated to a half marathon.

He said Cardiff Bay is the perfect track and a wonderful route which includes an outdoor gym which he has also made use of.

Speaking about his injury, Mr Harris said: "I couldn't run for weeks and am now behind schedule.

"I was unconscious on the street for about an hour but a couple of trainee doctors from Cardiff Medical School helped me."

Mr Harris plans to up the number of half marathons he does over the next few weeks to catch and says the biggest challenge for him now will be finding the time to do them.

"My friends and family and Bobath have been very supportive."

Bobath Wales is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and Mr Harris said the work that the charity does for children is very special.

"Children go in there unable to move and they come out able to do things they couldn't before."

To donate to Mr Harris' cause, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Paul100BobathWales.