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Adam Brown from Hungerford is well known locally as one half of comedy writing duo Plested and Brown, who spent the first decade of the noughties touring hilarious comedies across the country. He’s also quite well known internationally for playing Ori the Dwarf in The Hobbit – one of the biggest movie franchises of the decade. He is not, however well known for running very far – neither are dwarves… However, having ridden in a barrel down a river, fought in the battle of the five armies and helped to slay a dragon and win back his kingdom, Adam is now taking part in the very real challenge of the Virgin London Marathon on April 13. Although he faced the rigours of Dwarf camp to train for his role in the Peter Jackson trilogy, Adam had no desire to take up distance running. However, following the sad loss of his father Ray Brown to heart failure at the end of last year, he decided he wanted to help raise awareness (and money) for the British Heart Foundation. “There’s something about the London Marathon that seems to have a special resonance with people,” explains Adam. “I felt I wanted to do something to help people to be more aware of the dangers of heart disease – especially in those who aren’t necessarily considered at risk due to age or diet. “When you lose someone unexpectedly it’s kind of unreal and I think the idea of running a marathon feels the same – but I’m sure that at the end of 26.2 miles, it will certainly feel very real indeed.” You can support Adam by visiting www.justgiving.com/BrownAds You can follow him Twitter @BrownAds or tag his run #Dwarfinshorts

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