Running the world

Pictured is Adam Ainger of Wadsworth Drive,Intake,who has raised over �21,000 from running in Marathons all over the world
Pictured is Adam Ainger of Wadsworth Drive,Intake,who has raised over �21,000 from running in Marathons all over the world
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Sheffield runner Adam Ainger is hoping to be the last man standing after raising more than £25,000 for charity.

The 30-year-old fabricator welder is supporting Sheffield Children’s Hospital by tackling the world’s six major marathons, as well as running a last-man standing football competition.

Adam, of Wadsworth Drive, Intake, has been raising funds while volunteering at a boxing gym three nights a week and raising his 10-month-old son, Stanley, with his wife Lauren.

He said: “I’ve always wanted to run a marathon and I’m not getting any younger, so I thought, why not. So I applied for London, got in, ran it in a good time and loved it.

“After London had gone so well, I thought, I want to do that again, but this time I want to run by myself, so I went to the US to run the Boston Marathon.”

Ainger will run in the Berlin Marathon in Germany in April, Japan’sTokyo marathon in February 2015, and has plans to run in the other two major world marathons – in the US cities of Chicago and New York – in the future.

Adam said: “I chose the children’s hospital because I have recently become a father and just the thought of my son being ill kills me.”

The football competition sees people pay £10 to pick a team. Whenever they lose, they are out until just one person remains to win two-thirds of the pot – with the rest going to charity.

n To sponsor Adam, visit www.justgiving.com/ainger-vinyl. To enter the football competition, e-mail ainger83@gmail.com