I've worked for Racing Welfare for the past 3.5 years and know, first-hand, how vital the charity's services are for racing's family.
I've ridden out in Newmarket and Epsom for the past 10 years and while I've loved (nearly) every second, the fact remains it is a tough job with the event present danger of super fit and often highly strung horses. Never mind the endless horrible 6am starts!
Now I'm leaving the industry, moving back to the city and retiring from riding out, I've decided to dust off my trainers, don my lucky unicorn socks and start running again. I didn't fancy my chances of doing a marathon all in one go, so I'm doing two half marathons with a month in-between to recover!
If you'd like to find out more about Racing Welfare please visit www.racingwelfare.co.uk - last year the charity supported more than 2,200 people with a wide range of life challenges - from accidents and injuries through to mental health, housing, careers advice & more...
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