Three years on from recognising his gambling addiction, Antony Smith can look forward to 2018 thanks to help with his finances and running.
Antony, 28, a web designer, had already run up gambling debts approaching £36,000 when a bad result in an obscure Mexican league football match plunged him into despair as another £600 was lost and he was in serious trouble.
With payday-loan companies bearing down on him, his credit cards at their limit and his family refusing to lend him more money, his last chance of winning enough to keep them temporarily at bay had vanished.
When my Mexican bet failed, I knew I didnt have enough money to pay off my creditors and had nowhere else to turn, the Ellesmere Port resident told Runners World.
I owed £3,2…