"For many years I’ve been a supporter of 40tude and its aim to cure colon cancer," explains Fraser. "It’s a subject close to my heart because my own father died of colon cancer aged just 40.  Next year, 2022, will be 40 years since he left us very much too early.

"40tude recommends that each one of us should start getting screened for colon cancer from our mid-40s onwards. As I approach that milestone myself next year, I plan to step up my own screening, both for my own benefit and for my friends and family too.

In an effort to raise awareness and to encourage all of us to think seriously about our colon health, I’m setting myself a challenge. Simply put, over the course of 2021 I’m attempting to run 1,000 km.

"As someone who’s done little running over the preceding forty-something years the prospect is a daunting one but I’m determined to give it my very best shot."