A man who pledged to run 13 marathons in memory of his sub-editor girlfriend has completed his first run.
Adrian Norsworthy undertook the marathon, on the Isle of Anglesey, last weekend in a charity challenge to honour Sarah Veall, who died of cancer aged 39 in June.
Adrian ran the coastal route, including a 2,246-foot ascent up Holyhead Mountain, in four hours and 58 minutes.
He has already topped his £2,000 fundraising target for Worcester’s St Richard’s Hospice, which supported Sarah throughout her illness.
Further marathons are planned in the New Forest, on Sunday 22 February; Telford, in March, Worcester and Llanelli; both in April; Milton Keynes, in May; and Liverpool, in June.
Further runs will be confirmed later in the year.
Said Adrian: ““It was 26.8 miles of mud, rocks, strong winds, hills and Holyhead Mountain twice all while wearing a backpack of kit.
“I loved it though – it was a trail marathon so very little road running, very different to anything I had done before and much slower.”
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