A man from Wolverhampton who has lived with type 1 diabetes since childhood is tackling his first marathon to raise funds to combat the condition and increase awareness.
Adam Quiney, 28, (pictured) will be joined by his four brothers and four friends as he takes on the 26.2 mile course in Gloucester in January for Diabetes UK.
Despite being a keen sportsman and runner, this is Adam’s first marathon and he has been training hard.
“I exercise every day and I really think it helps me manage my condition and live my life the best way I can,” said Adam, who works as head of year at a local secondary school.
“I was diagnosed when I was seven years old, I had a few up and down years, certainly in my teenage years. But over recent years I have managed the condition well.
“I will be getting lots of support on race day from family and friends, which is so appreciated, they have also helped me through the ups and downs of living with diabetes over the years, which I massively appreciate.”
Julie Wood, Diabetes UK Midlands Fundraising Manager, said: “We’re really grateful to Adam for supporting our work to fund ground-breaking research, care services and campaigns that can change the lives of those living with diabetes. Every penny raised will help us to support the millions of people living with diabetes in the UK.”
To sponsor Adam go to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-quiney