The a451 team is always up for a challenge. Our past events have included 10k runs, a marathon, a rollerblading marathon to name a few and, of course, Chris Wood’s numerous triathlons, decathlons and Ironman competitions!

So now it’s my turn to take up a challenge. I will be taking part in the Cardiff Half Marathon this Sunday 14th October. Not being a natural runner, it has taken me some time to get into a routine of training. However, to the shock of many (including myself), I can now say I enjoy it!

The cause that I am running for makes all the training worthwhile, even the early morning alarms to get up and out into the cold! I will be running along with several others to raise funds for Cancer Research.

Cancer Research has played a vital role in a friend’s father’s rollercoaster journey of being diagnosed with bowel cancer. He took up a place in May on a Cancer Research led trial, looking to see whether an additional drug to chemotherapy will help patients in the future. The cost of the research is not cheap. As a charity, Cancer Research funds over half of the UK’s cancer research, as well as supporting and spreading information about key cancer issues. It is very likely that you know someone who has benefited from the work they do too.

There are 8 of us taking part on Sunday and we have set ourselves a high goal of sponsorship money we would like to raise. We believe with the generosity of many people we can reach it and help this fantastic charity.

This has been a challenge for most of us: our collective dodgy knees, shins and calf injuries prove that it hasn’t been easy! If you can please help us reach our target for Cancer Research we would be truly grateful and it will help us to cross the finish line on Sunday morning.

Thank you for the support! http://www.justgiving.com/novicerunningclub

For more information on the trial :
http://goo.gl/Os5zw



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