Like David Levens, reports This Is Nottingham, who plans to run a marathon whilst playing six games of chess:
David is . . . taking on the challenge to counter rumours that chess players are nerds.Goodness. It makes chess players sound a healthy, charitable and fun bunch, doesn't it? (Is that what we want in our opponents?!)
He said: "It's just something different. I was thinking of ways to raise awareness about chess. It gets no publicity because it's not classified as a sport, but it's very popular.
"I'm doing it to raise money for the Leprosy Mission, but particularly to make people aware that chess players are not all geeks!"