Running to the bus stop is more than enough for most people, but as usual, Apex’s Marketing Manager Adam Taylor has to go one step further.
Or in this case, quite a few thousand steps further.
About six months ago Adam decided to enter the Brighton Marathon. Buoyed on by the promise of several colleagues joining in, he set about getting in shape and we are delighted to report that he achieved his goal last weekend.
Come rain, shine and even that pathetic spattering of snow, Adam was out in his Lycra most evenings and weekends, putting in hundreds of miles to ensure his legs would take him to the end of the course.
“It was incredibly tough and I had a really hard time some weeks with illness and injury getting in the way of my training regime,” Adam says.
“But I battled on, unlike all the others from work who said they would take part, and gave it my all when the big day came.”
Not content with putting himself through physical pain for fun, Adam set himself the additional task of raising money for the Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD).
“My brother, Andy, is profoundly deaf after he contracted meningitis in the early 80s,” he explains.
“Not only has he managed to overcome his disability he now actively supports the lives of many deaf people across the country through his role as Project Manager at the RAD.”
With the support of friends, family and colleagues Adam raised an impressive £623.20 for the charity and completed the marathon under target in 3 hours, 58 minutes and 13 seconds.
“Running a marathon was something I’ve always wanted to do, but I won’t be doing it again anytime soon.
“I’ve done half marathons, 100-mile cycle rides, a London to Paris cycle and a few triathlons, so I don’t know what could be next.”
Suggestions on a postcard please! And the tougher the better!
You can find out more about Adam’s efforts at www.addydash.co.uk.