Pensioner Ray Matthews from Rotherham who is to run 75 marathons in 75 days in the hope of raising £75,000 for charity. See Ross Parry copy RPYRUN : A super-fit pensioner is hoping to break a new world record by running 75 marathons in as many days Ð starting on his 75th birthday. Grandad Ray Matthews, aged 74, is hoping to raise £75,000 with the challenge, which will be spent helping disabled children in the county. Former boxer Ray, who discovered running in his 60s, is taking part in events organised by running clubs in South Yorkshire and further afield. He will also be flying to Saint Quentin, in France, which is twinned with Rotherham, to run.