Blackpool 10k Fun Run
Two very kind young men were running the Blackpool 10k fun run in order to raise money for A.D.D.E.R.
Anthony (my son) and his friend Sam, both did this on Sunday 11th May in the blistering heat on Blackpool prom. Approximately 3500 people ran the race most of whom were raising money for various charities.
Me and my husband (John) were there to witness the event and to take lots of photos and we were lucky enough to have Kathleen Buxton (A.D.D.E.R. Treasurer) there too, she is pictured left with the lads before the run started. Anthony is the one in the RAF uniform, he ran wearing full body armour and carrying a back pack weighing 25kg, in all he carried a total of 33kg extra weight!! Sam ran wearing a Tazmanian devil outfit so both lads made an already difficult task even more difficult especially considering the heat that day!
They set off with butterflies in their tummies but full of determination to finish the race and raise some money.
Kathleen, John and I waited (also feeling nervous) at the finish line and Sam crossed the line in just under an hour looking very, very hot and tired.
Anthony crossed the line at just over one hour and as you will see from the photo (left) he was even more tired. I have to say when I saw my son at that moment I wept, I was so proud of what him and Sam had done for us at ADDER. They are both fine young men. I also have to say that John shed a tear or two too!
They soon recovered though (I wish I were that fit) with plenty of water to drink and a rest on the prom before going home for a much needed shower!
They are now busy collecting their sponsor money in, not sure how much that will be but sponsor monies so far collected by A.D.D.E.R. members (committee and yourselves) has exceeded £900!!! A fantastic effort from these two lads and lots of very kind donations from yourselves, your families and your friends.
By the next newsletter we will be able to tell you what the final total was.
Thank you to everyone who has donated money through sponsorship for this event and a very big thank you to Anthony and Sam.