On April 15th 2012 Brighton is hosting its 3rd Marathon with people competing from all over the world. We catch up with our very own PT and Marathon Man, Joe Addison who will be competing this year, first at Brighton and then in the London Marathon one week later. There is a twist… Joe will be running barefoot! Joe started training for the Marathon in 2008 and ran the London Marathon in 2009. However due to knee problems switched to barefoot running and has already run 3 Marathons plus lots of shorter distances, shoeless for various charities. Joe explained that when he was a ‘shoe’ runner, he used to suffer quite badly with runners knee and IT Band syndrome and his research led him to barefoot running. Since he discovered barefoot running, he suffers much less aches and pains and is also faster over 5k, 10k and marathon distances and hasn’t looked back since! This year Joe will be raising money for Macmillan cancer Care in memory of his Dad who passed away in 2010. If you would like to sponsor Joe and support this very worthwhile charity then you can go to: www.justgiving.com/barefootaddison or text BFJA80 and the amount (eg £10). Good Luck Joe!