Injured marine Alex gears up for races

Alex Brewer
Alex Brewer

A marine, who is recovering after being injured while serving in Afghanistan, is getting ready to take part in a race.

Alex Brewer, of Stanton Hill, was injured in a bomb blast in May 2011 and as a result, he lost part of his left leg and 
had to undergo reconstruction work on his right leg.

Alex, who served with 42 Commando, successfully completed the Mansfield Fun Run at Berry Hill park last year and now he is set to take part in the Brampton Manor Fun Run in Chesterfield on 7th July.

“I’m looking to run the whole thing,” said 23-year-old Alex.

“Obviously, if it’s a bit unsteady in places then it might not be possible but I will 
certainly run as much as I can.”

Keen sportsman Alex, a former Quarrydale School pupil, used to run with the Sutton Harriers Athletic Club and has taken part in numerous races.

He said: “In pretty much every race I have taken part in the atmosphere has always been really good.

“The people are enthusiastic about taking part and I hope this will be a 
continuation of that experience.”

Meanwhile, Alex has also been invited to start the 27th Underwood Run which takes place on Sunday and includes a 10km race and a 4km fun run.

Alex will be running the 4km race and will be supporting the children from Underwood Primary School who are running to raise money for a variety of charities including Asthma UK and their 
school.

A donation will be made to Help for Heroes while Alex will also be hoping to raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund and Troop Aid, which provides everyday essentials such as clothing to injured service men and 
women returning from war zones.

“My sister and I will have a bucket and be wearing the t-shirt - we’re hoping to get donations on the day,” added Alex.