A KIND-hearted resident has successfully taken on an epic running challenge in memory of a friend who died serving in Afghanistan.
Adam Keen, 27, of Thorn Road, Worthing, has completed his 80 mile mission, which was the equivalent of three marathons in four days.
He set his sights on raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, which has facilities with the area including a centre in Rustington.
Spurred on for his fund-raising efforts on the anniversary of his friend Ryan Tomlin’s death, he had been confident of achieving his goal.
Though he admitted preparing for the task at hand had been pretty tough, it has been worth it in so far raising around £800 towards his £1,000 target for his cause.
The HSBC finance-worker believed our armed services are doing an amazing job in some exceptionally difficult circumstances. He felt both his family and colleagues at work had given him plenty of encouragement to help face his challenge.
Mr Keen said: “I had to sleep for about 12 hours after completing it all, I was completely shattered. I didn’t do them especially quickly, but I just wanted to complete them which I’ve done. My girlfriend Amy was glad that I was back home in one piece after each of the runs! Everyone has been really good with the donations, with some online and also money raised with a cake sale at my workplace. I now have to work out what I’m going to do for my challenge next year.”
To donate to Adam’s charity cause, visit www.justgiving.com/3marathons4days