A MAN from Cirencester has completed 10 marathons in 10 days in Sierra Leone. 

Angus Phillip, 26, of Ampney Mill, Ampney Crucis, completed the challenge on November 1, with 13 friends, many of whom had never ran a marathon before. 

The epic feat has been compared to running on an elevated treadmill in a sauna for 10 days in a row, surpassing the height of the Everest Base Camp. 

The group undertook the challenge to raise awareness and money for mental health charity Mind and Street Child that cares for orphans from the Ebola epidemic. 

Angus who currently resides in Papua New Guinea working for an Industrial Projects Company arrived at Heathrow after a 34-hour flight to changeover to Sierra Leone to find out that his bag was still in Singapore containing all his kit.

Thankfully though, Angus reunited with his bag two days before the start of the challenge after befriending two locals who had a web of Sierra Leone contacts.

The challenge started on the northern border with Guinea on October 23 and spanned 260 miles south west, culminating on the coast just south of the capital, Freetown.

The group passed through several of the country’s most remote villages and visited a variety of Street Child’s projects en route.