Adam’s winning his big challenge

Adam Cook is raising money for Cancer Research UK

Adam Cook is raising money for Cancer Research UK

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A physiotherapist from Chorley is just over the halfway mark as he attempts to do 12 gruelling challenges over the course of 12 months.

Adam Cook, 29, is raising money for Cancer Research UK, after both of his parents were diagnosed with cancer.

He said: “I decided to take on this challenge to help support other families who are suffering with cancer and to help raise awareness for the wonderful work that Cancer Research does.

“My dad was diagnosed with cancer in 1999 and my mum in 2007, which they both beat, but my dad was diagnosed again more recently, which put the wheels in motion for me to do this.”

Adam, who works at Chorley Hospital, has so far completed the Central Lancashire New Year Half Marathon, the Roman Road 10-mile fell race, the Oulton Park Half Marathon, Blackpool Half Marathon, Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, a 42-mile round trip cycling to Southport, and the NHS Triathlon.

In the next few months, he will go for the Leeds and Liverpool Canal walk (32 miles a day for four days), the National Three Peaks Challenge, the Hell Up North 14-mile off road race, the Tour of Pendle 16-mile fell race, and the Owd Nell’s Christmas road race.

To sponsor Adam, visit www.justgiving.com/Adam-Cook12.