Lincoln ‘Fridge Man’ to run 196 miles in four days for cystic fibrosis charity

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A former soldier, who was once shot in the head while fighting in Afghanistan, is set to run 196 miles from Holyhead to Lincoln to raise money for a cystic fibrosis charity.

Thirty one-year-old Iain Maynard, who is also affectionately known as Fridge Man after running two 10km races with a fridge on his back, will set out on the four day run on September 6 before arriving to Lincoln on September 9.

He is a veteran of numerous military campaigns – Kosovo, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan – the second tour of the latter being when he fell victim to a Taliban sniper; and was shot in the head.

The personal trainer from Lincoln will be raising money for A Challenge for Halle-Rose, a charity he set up himself to help raise money for his two children with cystic fibrosis Halle-Rose and Roman.

Cystic Fibrosis requires daily bouts of physiotherapy, exercise and relentless medication. Watching his children suffer has given him the motivation to push his body to limits for their cause.

He has already raised tens of thousands of pounds for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust and other local charities.

You can donate to Iain’s cause as he aims to raise £15,000 for his 196 mile run, which works out at almost two marathons a day.