A DISABLED teenager says raising £800 during a charity fun run gave him a “real adrenaline rush”.

Christopher Reid, of Lyndhurst Drive, Leyton, ran 10km around the Olympic Park to raise money Dayspring Christian Ministries in Zambia.

The 19-year-old avid runner was born with an extra chromosome, XYY Syndrome, which causes a learning disability.

He said: “I had a real adrenalin rush running into the stadium and I am thrilled to have raised so much money.”

He was inspired to run after watching Mo Farah win gold in the London Olympics in 2012 and joined the Eton Manor Athletic Club.

Today, he says his dream is to compete in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

The money raised will be used to buy sport equipment and a new computer for a school in the small village of Mukohele.

Former Waltham Forest teacher Sue Chapman, a friend of Mr Reid’s family, moved to Zambia over 20 years ago to launch the chairty.

Mr Reid’s journey into fundraising began with a 10km run for Unique, a charity close to his heart that supports and informs anyone born with a rare chromosome disorder.

He has also raised over £2,000 for the NSPCC and Sport Relief with other charity runs.

His mother, Cheryl Reid, was immensely proud of her son’s achievements.

She said: “It’s a great way to make him feel like he’s making a difference. Often, when you have a disability, you don’t feel like you’re making as much of a difference as everyone else.”