Bolton-based Ashley Lee is running to increase awareness of mental health issues. After losing several friends to suicide, Ashley decided enough was enough and had to do something about it. Ashley first donned his trainers at the end of 2016 to raise money for charity. He found that running not only improved his own sense of wellbeing, but it also brought mental health awareness into his daily discussions with friends. The ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon will be Ashley’s first marathon.