Slimmer to complete challenge for charity

CAT LOVER: Adrian Stohr.
CAT LOVER: Adrian Stohr.
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A super slimmer who lost eight stone in a year is preparing to take on the world’s largest half marathon to raise funds for Cats Protection.

Adrian Stohr, from the Hawthorns in Sudbury, will be running 13.6 miles for the charity during the Great North Run on Sunday.

The 36-year-old, who works at Nestlè Purina Health Care and ran the London Marathon in April, began a dramatic weight loss and fitness regime following the death of his father from diabetes aged 58.

“Not only was I losing someone I loved dearly, but it made me open my eyes to my own health challenges,” said Mr Stohr.

The father-of-three and cat lover – he has two kittens at home – said he hoped the run would enable him to improve on his time for next year’s marathon.

To sponsor Mr Stohr, go to