Sully man pounds Penarth streets for London Marathon challenge
2:00pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
A LOCAL man is busy pounding the pavements around Penarth’s clifftops in preparation for the London Marathon later this year.
Adrian Leen will tackle the world-famous run for cancer charity Tenovus, who supported his mother during a battle with breast cancer in the mid 1990s.
Thirty-four-year-old Adrian, who now lives in Sully but grew up in Penarth, said they were the obvious fundraising choice.
“They were fantastic with my mother and gave her an awful lot of support,” he said. “So much so that she spent five years working in their Barry shop afterwards.”
Adrian, who owns a local company providing housing software, now has to raise £1,750.
He said several clients had kindly promised support and the Albion pub were generously considering donating the proceeds from some of their Sunday night quizzes.
He also said he had adopted a somehwat unorthodox method for achieving the three-and-a- half hours target that he had set for himself, despite having a newborn baby.
“I’ve spent a lot of time along the rocky coastline around Penarth, Sully and Barry, and with a young daughter I’ve been doing it at some pretty irregular hours,” he said.
“Come rain or shine – and most recently snow – I’ll be out there!”
Adrian’s partner Bethan, seven-month-old daughter Mally and his mother Mary will all be in London to cheer him on.
To contribute to Adrian’s fundraising effort visit www.justgiving.com/aidyleen