Dragon2000 Support Engineer to Run 100km Challenge
9th August 2016
Dragon2000 Support Engineer Adam Carr is set to undertake the gruelling 100km South Coast Challenge this August Bank Holiday Weekend in aid of the charity Mind UK, a mental health charity headed by Stephen Fry.
A familiar voice for many of our customers who utilise our Support Team, Adam signed up for the run after he offered to take the place of his brother, who suffered an injury scare but is now thankfully able to line up alongside him at the start line.
On his participation in the event, Adam said: “I came across the event after my brother signed up for it at the beginning of the year.
“He sprained his ankle in the spring and I offered to take his place if he was unable to take part.
“After his recovery though, I decided I had already convinced myself to take it on, so I signed up in May this year and began my training.”
Ran by the Ultra Challenge Series, which stages a whole host of long-distance runs in the UK and abroad, the South Coast Challenge sees participants travel all the way from Eastbourne to Arundel on foot, an exhausting 62 mile route.
Starting on the morning of the 27th August, the course will see Adam run through both South Downs Way and Brighton, before making his way to Arundel late Saturday night, where the finishing line for his quite incredible run will be.
As you would hope for such a taxing distance, Adam has some experience in long-distance running, although this challenge will be quite unlike anything he has faced before.
On his experience, he said: “I’ve been running for approximately 10 months now and joined a running club in the middle of January, Silson Joggers AC, but I also did a lot when I was younger.
“I’ve never done a marathon though, just some 10km races earlier this year, so this is a huge step up!”
Unsurprisingly Adam is planning to take a couple of well-deserved days off after the event before he returns to his day job.
On his time at Dragon2000 so far, he said: “I’ve worked at Dragon2000 for just over a year now, and I really enjoy how varied the days can be.
“I have a keen interest in everything technical, especially computers and problem solving, so working at Dragon2000 suits me perfectly, helping customers get the best out of the system.”
Adam has set up a fundraising page for his challenge here, where you can follow his progress.