The fundraising team at RLSS UK would like to wish the very best of luck to Adam de Putron, who is due to run the 26.2 mile Florence Marathon in Italy this weekend.

In his day-to-day life, Adam works as a Duty Manager at Westcroft Leisure Centre in Surrey. He is also a qualified lifeguard having held RLSS UK’s National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) for six years and became a Trainer Assessor last year.

Adam is 22 years old and started running just last year. He has truly ‘caught the bug’ having completed three half marathons since and describes having “really enjoyed seeing the progress and benefits that come from running”.

His upcoming challenge in the beautiful city of Florence will be his first full marathon and he has been delighted with the level of support received. Adam has already surpassed his fundraising target of £500 and RLSS UK are so grateful that he has chosen to donate this to the charity.

Adam said,

As well as running, I regularly participate in swimming and golf. I have always had a passion for swimming, and this was one of the main reasons why I wanted to become a lifeguard at the age of 16. I have decided to run the Florence marathon to challenge myself and of course raise money for RLSS UK as I have experienced first-hand the difference that our training and education provides.”

Adam is expected to be one of around 10,000 runners in the 39th Florence Marathon and he is looking forward to a route surrounded by centuries of art, history and cultural landmarks (including Ponte Vecchio and the majestic Piazza Duomo) as he takes on this immense challenge. 

The whole team at RLSS UK would like to thank Adam for his fundraising efforts and we can’t wait to hear how he gets on! 

If you have a challenge in mind, please consider fundraising for RLSS UK. You can find out more by visiting our fundraising pages.