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Adrian Horne completes tremendous Tommy 10k Challenge

 Adrian Horne completes tremendous Tommy 10k Challenge

Back in October Sidmouth Running Club member Adrian Horne saw a Facebook post advertising a fundraising challenge by the Royal British Legion called The Tommy 10k, writes Alexa Baker.

The challenge initially ran from the period, October 14 to November 14, but has been extended through until November 30 owing to just how popular it has proved!

The challenge was to either run a 10k, run four 10ks or, indeed, run ten 10ks over the month. Sticking to the original dates, Mighty Green Adrian [Horne] chose to try and complete the ten, 10k runs and he increased the ‘challenge’ by deciding to run them consecutive days.

With true military precision he opted to begin his personal challenge on November 2 so that he could complete it on Armistice Day (November 11). Adrian said: “Having never run on more than two consecutive days I knew this was going to be a real challenge for myself.”

A donation page linked directly to the RBL was set up with a target of £100 which was quickly surpassed.

Over the month, with some massive support from his partner, Annie, family, friends and SRC members, he managed to complete the challenge and midway through, not feeling too bad, he decided to see if he could run 200k in the month.

Adrian, a club run leader, clocked up an amazing 226.6k or 140.84 miles, raising to date £1,015.00 for the Royal British Legion, which like many charities have suffered this year.

Adrian, feeling very humbled by people’s generosity in such difficult times would like to thank everyone from the bottom of his heart who shared his FB page or donated to this worthy cause.

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