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Running for dementia

This weekend, I will be running the Ealing Half Marathon to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. It is my first half marathon and although I’m feeling rather anxious, I am excited to get to the start line after months of training.

I always like to push and challenge myself and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to raise money for a cause that I am passionate about. I work with a lot of dementia sufferers and the Alzheimer’s Society do so much to help and support people living with dementia as well as their families.

Catherine in training    Catherine in training 2

It’s been challenging to find time to train at the end of a busy day at work. Often, as soon as I leave the house for a run, I get a work phone call! However, it’s been a great journey and I’ve really enjoyed the support of the Ealing Community especially via Twitter and the #ealinghour and lots of encouragement from the Alzheimer’s Society

I’ve been told by a lot of people that it is quite a hilly course and although I’ve been training for a while now, I think that’s an area of training that I have neglected a bit. However, my speed has increased in recent weeks so I’m hoping I won’t lose too much time on the hills!

I can’t wait to cross the finish line!


If you are able to sponsor me, please visit my justgiving page

  Posted by Administrator in Blog, Dementia, News on September 25, 2014  /  Tags: , , ,

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