Fundraiser Adam reaches target in year of challenges

Challenges: Adam Cook completed his fundraising with an indoor bike ride

Challenges: Adam Cook completed his fundraising with an indoor bike ride

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Fundraiser Adam Cook is finally enjoying a well-deserved rest after taking on 12 challenges for charity in the past 12 months.

The 29-year-old wanted to raise money for Cancer Research UK after both his parents fought the disease.

So he has taken part in a different event every month in 2015, mostly running in races covering between 10 miles and 30 miles.

Adam took on the challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK to support other families dealing with cancer and highlight the work done by the charity.

His mum Barbara was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, which she beat, while his dad David has been diagnosed with prostate cancer for the second time.

Adam, who lives in Chorley, said: “I’m doing it for my parents, but more importantly for other people as well.

“They have come through it, which is a good thing, and knowing what that feels like, if the money that I have raised helps in any way then that’s what I have achived.

“The events have been great, they have been hard but it was about getting through them and moving onto the next one. That’s what you have to do if you have an illness.”

Adam started the year with the Central Lancashire half marathon, followed by a 10-mile fell race and other half marathons.

His challenges have gone further and further, including covering an average of 32 miles a day for four days on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal and the 30-mile White Rose ultra marathon in Yorkshire.

Adam finished his challenge with an eight-hour indoor bike ride at Chorley hospital, where he is a physiotherapist.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/Adam-Cook12.