A MARATHON runner is hoping for a big cheer to help him on his way through Southampton as he runs 700 miles in just 25 days.

Business studies lecturer Matt Rogerson, 40, from Wales, will be passing through the city on April 14.

His challenge is to visit the 21 most successful Premier League sides of all time.

He set off from Newcastle United’s ground on Thursday with a goal to raise over £50,000 for Breakthro Llanelli, bowel cancer charity the Bobby Moore Fund and the British Heart Foundation.