Lee Potter is in training for the 2012 London Marathon.
The Trust Clerk at First Capital Connect has lost an amazing 12 stone 3 pounds since he took up running and joined a weight watchers programme.
Last autumn Lee took part in the Royal Parks Marathon. ‘It was one of the best feelings I have ever experienced completing an event like that,’ says Lee who has also competed in the Stevenage Half Marathon. Encouraged he set his sights on the London Marathon.
24 year old Lee peaked at 27 stone 13 pounds. He puts his weight gain down to life style, working shifts and lack of exercise. Now Lee has put that right and walks and runs ten miles a day as well as working out in the gym and eating healthy whole foods.
‘It’s a question of taking charge of your life,’ he adds. Lee Potter was inspired by reading Charlie Walduck’s book ‘Slimmer Charlie.’ Colleagues are rallying behind the runner.
Says Neal Lawson, Managing Director of FCC, ‘Lee is an absolute inspiration. What he’s achieved is phenomenal. Everyone at FCC is right behind him and we wish him the very best in his marathon effort.’
Lee will be running the London Marathon on behalf of the children’s charity Scope. Says Lee, ‘My whole programme is leading up to the London Marathon. I began my preparation at my first running event in October last year and I have since completed a further four.
‘I chose Scope as my dedicated charity as I believe they offer a tremendous amount of support for people with Cerebral Palsy and their families. It really is a worthy cause and I would like to thank every one who has supported me so far.’
You can back Lee’s bid for the marathon by going to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/leepotter