Merchant seaman to take on 100km challenge

5 May 2017 10:00

A merchant seaman from Morpeth is training to compete in the 100k Yorkshire walk for our charity

Photo of volunteer Adam Potts training in snowy mountains
Adam Potts, 27, was convinced to take part in the ultra-challenge by his climbing and hillwalking partners.

He explains:

"They signed up just last year and asked me if I’d consider joining them. In the end it was an easy decision. I love any kind of new challenge, plus it’s a fantastic cause!"

Outside of his long-distance endeavours, Adam is a merchant seaman. He explains: “I worked deep sea across the world for a few years. Fortunately I’m now a bit closer to shore, working throughout Europe, the Middle East and occasionally the Maldives.

“Even then, training has at times been troublesome due to the amount of time I’ve been at sea! The other guys have been getting the miles in week in week out. Unfortunately I’ve not had that luxury; I’ve been largely restricted to walking around the deck of the boat and snatching small walks or runs as often as possible in port!”

He continues: “I’ll admit I’m feeling pretty apprehensive, but massively excited at the same time. Fundraising is going well, everyone has been really generous and willing to give, I’m just raring to go now and get myself some bragging points!”

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