Adam is the youngest ever person to run 100 marathons; he once ran 24 marathons in 17 days, and in 2014 he ran the world’s fastest 10 marathons in 10 days at the Great Barrow challenge averaging 2:58:38.
On Wednesday 5th October (day 4) Adam arrived at Oasis Academy Lordshill where he was greeted by cheering students, teachers, members of the community and three fantastic staff members Darren, Debs and Kate from Sainsbury’s Lordshill who have been supporting the 262 challenge. Barely out of breath, Adam gave an inspiring speech on how running is a universal activity accessible by anyone regardless of their social situation, background or context and how it perfectly encompasses Oasis’s core focus: inclusion.
CEO of Oasis Community Learning John Murphy joined Adam, Academy staff and 11 students in running from the Academy down to Oasis Down to Earth Farm where they were met with congratulatory cheers and gifts generously donated by Sainsbury’s Lordshill including delicious cupcakes, bags, mugs, wristbands and various other goodies.
After a 15-minute break almost everyone headed home for dinner and rest, but not Adam! Oasis Academy Mayfield were waiting for him as his next stop, so on he ran. As I type today is the last leg of the 262 challenge (day 5), and Adam will be heading back to London to complete his 262 challenge.
We are so exceptionally proud of Adam for dedicating his time to raise money and awareness for all the good causes Oasis does with its local communities, so from everyone at the Academy, farm and local community THANK YOU ADAM!