Who will you dedicate your miles to?
If you’re looking for a race next Spring then the Bath Half Marathon is definitely one that we’d recommend. The route is fast and flat making it suitable for all abilities – for beginners whose key objective is to complete the course, to more regular long-distance event runners looking to beat their personal best time.
It covers a two lap 13.1 mile (21.1km) traffic-free course straddling both sides of the River Avon and starts and finishes in Great Pulteney Street, in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath. It really is an event not to be missed and the lovely people at CLIC Sargent have some places available for just £20, in exchange for your fundraising help.
You may never be involved with childhood cancer, but undoubtedly you or someone in your life will have had to battle against something, whether disease, circumstance or misfortune. And you will have fought wonderfully hard to cope, or to help, because it’s not just dreams that drive us to achieve great things, but also our nightmares. So when you imagine that brand new PB, remember those hard miles in the middle of the race, and think about who you can dedicate them to.
Charlotte was 15 when diagnosed with a brain tumour. After the huge shock of being told she had a tumour growing on her brain stem, Charlotte was told she needed two lots of surgery, followed by intense daily radiotherapy.
It was during her radiotherapy treatment that Charlotte was introduced to her CLIC Sargent Social Worker, Karen. She was able to organise accommodation for Charlotte and her family during this time at a CLIC Sargent ‘Home from Home’. Karen also introduced the family to the charity’s on-off Care Grant, which they received at the beginning, to help relieve the financial strain of cancer diagnosis.
“CLIC Sargent’s home from home meant that I was able to have all my family with me when I really needed them most”, said Charlotte. “It is so important that the funds are there to keep these homes running for all families of children with cancer.”
As a result of this support, Charlotte was able to get on with life as normally possible and focus on getting well and continuing with her GCSE exams.
Why not do it for Charlotte and others like her?
When? March 3, 2013
Where? Great Pulteney Street, Bath
More info: www.clicsargent.org.uk