10/04/13 Lincoln 10k ‘Fridge Man’

Iain Maynard, the Lincoln 10k runner dubbed ‘Fridge Man’ admitted that running the race with a fridge strapped to his back “hurt”.

Mr Maynard, 27, of Fiskerton, ran with the bizarre cargo to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as his 20-month-old daughter Halle has the condition.

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    Iain Maynard, the man dubbed ‘Fridge Man’ with his daughter Halle

He also became somewhat of a Twitter sensation, with many people tweeting pictures and videos of him in action, many accompanied with the hashtag fridgeman.

The Army physical training instructor, who was shot in the head on a tour of Afghanistan in 2009, was delighted with his efforts.

“It was good, but it hurts now,” he said.

“My back is sore.

“There were times when it was really hurting but the support was brilliant and it made you carry on.

“People were shouting ‘go on Fridge Man’ and shouting my name which was bizarre.

“The main aim of me doing it was to raise money for the trust and also raise awareness, which I think I have done.”

Mr Maynard completed the race in a time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 43 seconds – around only twice as long as his usual time.

He has raised more than £1,800 for the charity, something he is proud of.

“It makes it all worth it when people sponsor you,” he said.

“The amount I have raised is unbelievable and I am really grateful.

“Having my family, including Halle at the finish line was amazing, it couldn’t have been any better.”

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