You’d imagine you might be a little disappointed to see cloud forming in the skies above Angkor Wat on a day which had begun so beautifully with a magnificent sun rise over the main temple.
Saying goodbye in style
No such sentiment for Andrew Kerr however, who arrived at the world-famous Cambodian site to take part in its annual half marathon, and who, alongside 9000 other runners in the various distance races being held that day, was probably quite glad of a little relief from the sun.
Diagnosed with MS in 2014, Andrew made the big decision to leave Asia, where he has been living for the previous 20 years, due to the very limited MS treatment available there.
He is therefore moving back to the UK, in order to manage the condition the most sensible way possible. But not before he’s said goodbye in style. In his words, “Rather than jetting off to a lovely beach to mark my departure from Asia, I thought I would put myself through some serious pain!”
A staggering amount raised
This he did on December 4th, running the full distance (slowed down only by the local village children who all lined the course with their hands in the air to receive high fives as the runners went past), in a humidity-defying time of 2 hours 9 minutes and 47 seconds.
It’s a huge high five from us at OMS too, not only for Andrew’s wonderful personal achievement in light of his MS, but also for the staggering amount he has raised for OMS while doing it.
Andrew’s JustGiving page currently showed an enormous £11,650 of donations, which simply flew past his original target of £3000. On his page, he describes the OMS team as having been ‘super’. Andrew, the feeling is more than mutual!