The partner of a daily sub-editor who lost her battle with cancer aged just 39 is to run 13 marathons in her memory.
Adrian Norsworthy is planning the feat to honour Sarah Veall, of the Worcester News, who passed away in June after suffering from spinal cancer.
Adrian will begin his epic challenge in the Isle of Anglesey next month followed by marathons in the New Forest in February, Telford in March, Worcester and Llanelli in April, Milton Keynes in May and Liverpool in June.
He is aiming to raise funds for the city’s St Richard’s Hospice, which supported Sarah throughout her illness.
Said: Adrian: “To me Sarah was that once in a lifetime person who comes along and just completes you and makes you so happy.
“Words can’t describe how happy I felt when we were together, she was my world and I miss her so much each and every day.”
A total of £442.81 was raised for St Richard’s at her funeral, while 40-year-old Adrian has already topped his own £2,000 target.
He added: “I’m looking forward to the challenge.
“It’s not easy, especially now its dark, but most weekends I do 20 to 22 miles.
“I may do more than 13, we’ll see how the second half of the year goes.
“I like the sound of 15 in 2015.
“I know that Sarah would think I’m bonkers but would also be very proud of what I’m doing for the hospice in her memory, and the level of support and encouragement from my family and Sarah’s and also our friends has been great.”
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