Perth 5k 2018
8 Jul 2018

Cathy's Race for Life 2018

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Catherine Barwick

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+ £23.75 Gift Aid

95 Complete
95% of £100.00 target

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I've been doing Race for Life for a number of years now - I started the year of a significant birthday and have had another one of those since.

In a way it's the same old thing - a good thing to do, and a great cause. And every year I reckon I haven't trained enough.

This year that is certainly true. I entered RfL early because there have been years my local race was cancelled due to not enough runners entering. And then ended up in hospital in January.... and at one point the "C" word was mentioned. Luckily it was also ruled out fairly quickly, but I still ended up having an unplanned encounter with a surgeon's knife and woke up with a line of 21 staples added to my personal inventory. I didn't have to also deal with chemo or radiotherapy - it's hard to even imagine what that is like.

Now it's 8 weeks away from race day and I'm not even running yet. This year I'm not aiming to equal my previous times - I just want to get round. And I'd welcome any support you feel able to give. After all, it hasn't stopped being a good thing to do, and it hasn't stopped being a great cause !

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Well done Catherine, you just got your fifth donation!


Helen Senior



+£1.25 Gift Aid

Well done! X

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Catherine Barwick


Run day. I've had a cold for the last week, it's the hottest summer for years, and we had family drama yesterday.... But I stuck to 3 min intervals for most of the way, and managed to turn in a much better time than I expected (40m28s). Thanks for all your support :)





+£2.50 Gift Aid

Jackie Henderson



+£5.00 Gift Aid

anne barwick



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Total raised£95.00



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