What a 2012 it has been for Operation Transformation star Adrian Brereton. Not only has he has shed over four stone, he has become an active athlete with a host of achievements already to his name.
He ran a 10k in April, led the Edenderry St Patricks Day Parade, started the Croghan Hill Challenge in June along with guest appearances at many other events but recently he took on his biggest challenge when he jogged and walked the Dublin City Marathon in just 6 hours and 50 minutes.
It was a cold foggy morning in Dublin and the Edenderry man had five other team AB members with him but with 10 miles remaining his focus changed from crossing the line together to him beating the 7 hour time and that he did with 10 minutes to spare.
Adrian started the year very famous in Edenderry and on RTE as a man who wanted to lose weight and get back into shape that he was when he was younger. His hard work and determination paid off as he lost over 4 stone and completed the 26.2 miles of the Dublin City Marathon something he could have only dreamed of this time last year.
Adrian has done numerous things for charity this year including in his Dublin City Marathon Challenge putting in team AB which so far has raised over €2,000 for autism and Ofalia House and now he wants to add more funds for both those charities by hosting a walk (6K walk) in his native Edenderry on Sunday November 18th at 11.30am.
To register for this walk you can contact Adrian in Pets Paradise or just show up on the day. Registration will commence at 10.30am. Adults are €10 and children are free. The walk starts from the town hall and continues straight up the town by the church and turn right down to Killane, turning right again at Tommy Walsh’s house and back down Francis Street, left for Dunnes Stores and back across to the Carrick road and back in towards the town turning left at PJ Foys and finishing back at the town hall.
It is a lovely safe walk and people are also allowed to jog, run or push a buggie. There will be very light refreshments served afterwards in Finbarr Cullen’s. Adrian would love to see as many people as possible take part as he continues to raise more funds for these two great causes.