A Nuneaton runner has run three 10k runs, exceeding his personal bests each time, to raise £2,000 for the Breast Care Unit at the George Eliot Hospital.
Adam Smith ran the three 10k events last year because he wanted to give something back to the service that had previously supported his mum through treatment. He entered the Nuneaton, Stafford and Badger’s Atherstone 10K races to fundraise, after just two years of running experience.
Friends and local businesses showed their support by sponsoring Adam. One even promised more money if he exceeded his own personal best timings for each race.
“I was challenged to run faster in my second race and again in the third and I managed to exceed my times during each run,” Adam said.
“You have to push yourself and fundraising for the Breast Care Unit was my incentive.”
George Eliot Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist, Claire Murphy said: “We would like to thank Adam, his mum and their friends and family for supporting the breast care unit.
“The funds will help to improve the efficiency of the breast care unit with the purchase of new equipment and make the environment a more pleasurable experience for everyone that accesses the unit.”
Adam is already challenging himself again in 2019 by planning a half marathon in March.