Trekker falls short in charity mission

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A self confessed, lazy, 20 a day smoker ditched his destructive lifestyle to take on the challenge of The Mountain Marathon, a gruelling 26.2 mile trek over 3 mountains and 7 peaks in North Wales to raise money for charity.

Supported by Virgin Active Health Clubs, who provided a membership to Adam for the duration of his training, he took on the challenge of trekking over three mountains and seven peaks, including Drum, Foel- Fras, Garnedd Uchaf, Foel Grach, Carnedd Llewelyn, Glyder Fawr and Snowdon. The challenge involved approximately 9350 feet worth of ascent and 9180 feet of descent.

Thanks to Virgin Active, Adam worked with a personal trainer to turn his lifestyle around and spent time in the health club focusing on cardio fitness, leg and core strength and stability.

Unfortunately, despite Adam’s commitment and passion, he did not manage to complete the feat due to injury but the experience has seen him turn his lifestyle around and as part of a group raise over £1600 for charity. He is even looking forward to taking on the challenge again next year.