Adam Allright ran his first ever Liverpool Half Marathon this morning in a little over two hours, raising £408 from his sponsorship for the Myotubular Trust. Adam’s inspiration was his friend Zak, who suffers from myotubular myopathy, and whose name was written on his race t-shirt.
Both Adam and his friend Zak celebrated their 18th birthdays this year, and Adam was intent on doing something special to not only mark his own coming of age, but his friend’s birthday milestone too. Myotubular myopathy is a rare and serious condition, so more often, children affected by it do not reach adulthood. The Trust is funding breakthrough research which has the potential to change the course of this condition for children and adults like Zak, within the next few years.
The Liverpool Half Marathon is an inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Run that allows you to experience the UK’s capital city of music. This unforgettable course features a scenic tour of Liverpool’s city centre. Starting at the Albert Dock on Liverpool’s Waterfront – a UNESCO World Heritage Site before heading off towards the World Famous home of The Beatles – The Cavern Club.
Immediately after running the 13 miles in 2 hrs 06 mins 30 secs around this city, Adam said ‘tired but worth it. Stay golden’.
Zak and the Myotubular Trust would like to say a huge congratulations and thanks to Adam for his fantastic achievement for himself and the Trust. We are very grateful to Adam and his family, Donna, Steve and Holly Allright, who have been great supporters of the Trust since we set up in 2006. A huge thanks too to all of Adam’s generous sponsors. It’s also not too late to sponsor Adam through his bmycharity page.
Pictured below: Adam (right) with Zak at Junior School; and more recently, Adam (left) with his school friends James and Zak