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Helen Preston's Great Eastern Run page for Sue Ryder (Thorpe Hall)

I am running my first ever Great Eastern Run for Sue Ryder because it is such a special place

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  • Event: Great Eastern Run 2016, 09 Oct 2016

Sue Ryder

We provide hospice and neurological care to support patients and their loved ones.

Charity Registration No. 1052076

Story

I started regular running back in 2014 thanks to the Peterborough parkrun and it soon became a habit.  Having completed my 100th 5k parkrun this summer, it was time for a new challenge.

I had never run more than 10k prior to training this Summer (and only a handful of those!). However, I have treated many runners in my role as Physiotherapist at Prestons Health and thought it was about time I tried for myself.

I have found training really really hard. Properly hard.  I actually can't believe how painful your muscles can get just from running longer distances each week. 

I am supporting Sue Ryder (Thorpe Hall) for so many reasons.  The place is so very special.  My Grandfather was Physiotherapist there in its days as a Rehabilitation Centre for Peterborough and every time I step in there, I remember the great work that he did.  Now it does such great work with people in need, I felt compelled to fundraise on their behalf.

I feel so very grateful that I am healthy enough to run and to explore running further and knowing I am doing it for such a worthwhile cause is pretty humbling.

Please give anything that you can. None of us know when we, a member of our family or indeed a good friend may need the help of Sue Ryder.  Every donation counts.

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