By day George Mosey works at the Custom House C520 site on the Docklands Light Railway.
But this weekend he will be donning the outfit, known as ‘Eddie’ and pounding the streets of London to raise cash for construction industry charity The Lighthouse Club.
The outfit weighs an extra 16kgs but will certainly draw attention to George as he runs in aid of the charity’s “One day….to help our own” campaign.
Sunday will be George’s eighth marathon raising money for the Lighthouse Club Charity industry charity.
He said: “I’ve been working in the construction industry since 2009 now, after I graduated from Manchester through the Laing O’Rourke Young Guns Programme, my work has seen me work my way up from section manager, to construction manager to project manager.
“Along the way I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some great people and on some great projects.”
“I’m currently delivering the Crossrail Custom House Station C520 for Laing O’Rourke alongside some great contracting companies and great workers.”
George says the additional weight of the outfit will take his time from three hours to nearer the five hours 20 min mark.
Site colleagues are running a sweepstake on the finishing time of their project manager between 4hours 50min and 5 hours 40min.
George said: “As our project gets nearer the business end of delivering on time you find yourself training less and less and less and even though I am an experienced marathon runner, when you are trying to deliver your project, train hard and fundraise, it becomes quite hard.”
This year thousands of construction workers are taking part in the “One day….to help our own” campaign.
George will also be joined by Rob Bennett, Brian Mc Glinchey, Mark Gubbins, Georgia Hazell and Alexander Lambert, who are also running the marathon this year for the Lighthouse Club. Good Luck everyone!!!