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Adam's May-rathon challenge for Macmillan

12th May 2016

LEEK United Branch Manager Adam Sheldon has set himself a May-rathon task to raise money for cancer research.

He aims to clock up 200 miles this month – the equivalent of approximately two marathons per week – as part of Macmillan’s ‘OutRun May 2016’ challenge.

Adam, who manages Leek United's Macclesfield Branch, ran 53 miles in the first week, leaving himself just over three weeks to reach his final target.

“I play sport and like to think of myself as relatively fit, but nothing really prepared me for this,” said Adam of Cheddleton in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

“This is a tough challenge and it’s only going to get harder, but the sense of achievement when I’ve completed it will be massive.

“The idea of OutRun May’ is to set yourself a target for the month which will push you out of your comfort zone – then, you have to achieve it…one run at a time.

“I’ve been having some trouble with my car lately, so one run I did was the 13 miles from Macclesfield to Leek, to collect it from the garage!”

Adam has set up a ‘JustGiving’ page for anyone wanting to donate to his cause, and has already raised £283 towards his £500 fundraising target.

He added: “Macmillan Cancer Support is a really worthy cause, and I thought that the Charity’s ‘OutRun May’ challenge was an amazing way to help change the lives of people affected by cancer.”

Anyone wishing to donate to Adam’s ‘Outrun May’ fund can do so by visiting: www.justgiving.com/adam-sheldon-outrun2016?

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