50 marathons at age 50!
Earlier this year Adam initially set himself the challenge of taking on 20 marathons and 20 half marathons in 2020 in order to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK. Unfortunately, after the global pandemic hit, many of his booked events were cancelled.
As part of the challenge, Adam had intended to participate in a number of running events, including the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, together with 3 of the Challenge Ultra Series 50km events (Peak District, Cotswolds and Chilterns).
In spite of this, Adam replaced the cancelled events with GPS tracked runs of the same distance in order to complete the challenge and still raise the funds for Children with Cancer UK.
Adam even managed to complete his challenge early, completing all 40 runs in six months instead of twelve, completing his ‘2020 Challenge’ with his 20th marathon on 30th June!
It has certainly been a challenge – both physically and mentally, in particular given the number of ‘solo’ runs, but I am so pleased to have been able to contribute to Children with Cancer UK.
Having completed the challenge early, Adam now plans to undertake a further 20 half marathons and 10 further marathons in the second half of the year. This means he will have run the equivalent of 50 marathons in total, in the same year he turns 50 himself.
We cannot thank Adam enough for all his hard work, dedication and determination to complete this challenge despite the difficulties 2020 has presented so far. His amazing fundraising efforts will continue to help us invest in high quality research, as well as giving hope to children and young people amid the COVID-19 uncertainty.