Mark Allerston is ready to run this Sunday’s Leeds Half Marathon in memory of close friend Adrian Badon who died aged just 27 soon after discovering his partner was pregnant.
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Novice runner and local Leeds lad, Mark Allerston, is set to tackle Sunday’s Leeds Half Marathon in memory of close friend, Adrian Badon, who died aged just 27 soon after discovering his partner was pregnant.
Mark, 49, is determined to raise money for charity Cardiac Risk in the Young in memory of Adrian and will stop at nothing to complete his 13.1 mile challenge.
Adrian discovered his partner Charlotte Watterson was pregnant in April 2014. He died suddenly two months later in June 2014 and did not live to see the birth of his son Drey in January 2015.
According to mark, Adrian, did not display any symptoms of an undiagnosed heart condition.
He said: “He was perfectly healthy and there was no indication there was anything wrong with him.
“He was just a normal guy who was a probably a bit overweight.”
Mark started running in 2016 when he weighed more than 20 stone and suffered from high blood pressure. He started with short jogs, then park runs and finally progressed to complete the 2017 Leeds 10k last July.
Now he is running 14-miles a week to train for the Leeds Half Marathon and is more than two stone lighter than he was in 2016.
Mark will be among thousands of runners at the Leeds Half Marathon running for a plethora of deserving causes.
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Also, to support Mr Allerston’s fundraising, go to www.justgiving.com/mark-allerston1