A Kings Langley resident living with type 1 diabetes is set to run 100km in just two days to raise awareness of charity Diabetes UK.
Spencer Hoadly who lives in the village decided to take on two ultra-marathons back-to-back to inspire those living with the condition as well as thanking the charity for all of their support.
After being diagnose with type 1 diabetes when he was 14, Spencer said that it took him a long time to be able to manage the condition but said that adopting a healthy lifestyle is key.
He said: “I remember being diagnosed at a time when I just wanted to do all the things my mates were doing.
“I struggled with managing it during my teens and 20s, but I now follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly, I can’t stress how important adopting this healthy lifestyle is to my diabetes.”
Spencer added that he over the past year he has found it difficult to motivate himself due to the pandemic so when this challenge came along he wanted to go for it.
He said: “I’m not a serious runner, but took on the London Marathon a couple of years ago after joining a running club.
“As events got cancelled last year, I found it hard to motivate myself to go running. I definitely need a challenge or something to work towards.
“So when I saw the two ultra-marathons challenge in the Yorkshire Dales, I decided to go for it.”
Peter Shorrick, Diabetes UK Midlands and East Regional head said: “On behalf of everyone at Diabetes UK, I want to say a massive thank you to Spencer and good luck with the training and the challenge itself.”
To watch some of Spencer’s training for the challenge head to youtube.com/channel/UCyaWw7V261eTGjyU35PEVZA