Oasis schools to get visit from marathon man Holland

Adam Holland: good in the long run

Adam Holland: good in the long run

A leading distance runner sets off tomorrow on a marathon challenge. In fact, it’ll be a 10-marathon challenge, as Adam Holland will be running 262 miles in just five days, including a chunk on the roads of Croydon on his final day, on Thursday.

Called the 262 Challenge, Holland is raising money for Oasis, the church and operators of the academy chain that includes Oasis Coulsdon and Oasis Shirley Park, and which the runner will be visiting along his route.

Holland claims to have completed 244 marathons, and once held the world record for running 10 marathons in 10 days.

For his latest challenge, Holland is setting off at the Humber Bridge tomorrow morning, and averaging more than 50 miles each day he will cross the country visiting many Oasis Academies and Community Hubs through to the finish line at the Oasis Centre in Waterloo.

“I can’t wait to get started, to take in the sights of the country, to visit the charity’s academies and community projects up close, and hopefully to raise some vital funds to support the amazing work they do,” Holland said.

Holland’s run on Thursday begins at the Travelodge South Croydon at 6.45am, with him due to arrive in Coulsdon around 7.30am, and then at the Shirley Park school by 9.40am.

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