25–26 Jan 2025 251 days to go! #RunShow

Kevin Oakes

I started running at the age of 17 when ai was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes . This as well as the difficulties with my Asperger’s has made life very tough . However running has turned my life around , by helping control my diabetes to giving me a positive outlook of life . Running has helped me complete my masters degree as well as complete a book .

I have also completed several marathons in which I’m now aiming to complete the world marathon majors and compete for England in the V35 .

I’m also one of the founding members of south birmingham striders which is a club created to accept everyone no matter of their disability or illness . I hope that I can inspire others who have had a pattern of bad look in life turn theirs and achieve what they would never thought to be possible .