IT’S hard to imagine how you could cope with losing not one but three babies yet Michael Frost found his own way.

Michael, 34 and his wife Marie, from Burnham-on-Sea, were devastated after she suffered three miscarriages in two and a half years while they were trying for a baby.

“It’s such a hard thing to have to go through,” Michael said.

“We just wanted to get married and have a baby but it just didn’t happen that way for us.”

The couple struggled to cope after the miscarriages and sought help and comfort from each other but Michael said he still found it hard to process.

“I started running a few years ago after speaking to my wife and found it was a great way for me to have the time to process it all,” Michael said.

“I started going to the gym and built up my strength and then decided to train for a half marathon.

“When I completed the half marathon I crossed the finish line in tears, it was an emotional moment, there is nothing better than crossing the finish line.

“I found running was such a great way for me to come to terms with what had happened.

“Its a sport I have now fallen in love with, it is quite addictive.”

Next year Michael is taking on his biggest challenge yet and is running the London Marathon to raise money for the Miscarriage Association.

The charity gives support to families affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy through online information packs and their helpline.

The couple have now got a baby boy, Will, and Marie said she is ‘hugely proud’ of Michael for running the marathon.

“The Miscarriage Association are such a fantastic charity who really helped us when we were going through such a terrible experience,” Marie said.

“It is a great charity as you can talk to other people who are going through a similar experience and get advice and guidance on how to cope with it.

“I am so proud of Michael for running the London Marathon, he has been so dedicated to his training and he is doing it for such a fantastic cause.”

The father of one is looking to raise £1,500 for the charity and said he is training hard for the race.

“There is still a long way for me to go but I am determined to hit my target,” Michael said

“I have already raised 10 per cent of the total but I really want to reach my target before the race.

“There are a group of us who

“The charity are well-known but they are so underfunded and I want to support them as they gave us great support.

“I am really excited for the race and hope my training pays off.”