Natalie Runs Reading 2023
+ £40.50 Gift Aid
2023 Reading Half Marathon
Sun 1 Jan 2023 - Mon 3 Apr 2023
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Distance travelled 143 km
In 2022 I signed myself up for the Cancer Research ‘run 31 miles in August’ challenge. Cancer had creeped in a little too close to home in 2022 with two friends suddenly loosing loved ones, and a few scares for people close to me as well as the news Dame Deborah James had sadly passed away around this time too. This was my biggest running challenge yet, and despite coming down with Covid the week before August started, it didn’t stop me. I was not feeling well for most of August and at times it felt an impossible goal to achieve. I powered through clocking in most the miles at the end of the month, including my first 10k. I was determined to achieve the challenge and raised an amazing £200 and learned about where my money would go for the charity. I was determined and motivated after this and signed up for the 2023 Reading Half Marathon, continuing my support for Cancer Research and being able to share more about what the money I was raising was helping towards and also wanting to run for another charity – The Lacey Pearl Trust Fund. I have a lot behind me with two incredible charities to motivate me on race day - Sunday 2nd April.
In 2024 Citi have chosen to raise funds for the EPIC Dive project, helping researchers find new ways to detect pancreatic cancer earlier. In England, just 8% of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer survive their disease for 5 years or more. Often, this is because it’s diagnosed too late, when the cancer has already spread and treatment options are limited. The EPIC DIVE team aims to find new ways to capture and amplify chemical signals given off by pancreatic cancer into the blood. If successful, this research could lead to new tests that help diagnose cancer at an early stage, when the chances of successful treatment are highest, saving lives.
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