Sarah has taken the Clanfield Joggers annual London Marathon place and as such is raising money for PSPA using this amazing platform to raise awareness of the Charity. I'm a keen runner also jogging with and managing the Clanfield Joggers, but being Race Director I won't be taking part on the day.
To raise awareness of the PSPA I've decided to run a marathon a week, clocking up a minimum of 26 miles between Monday and Sunday. I'll be doing this every week leading up to the main event on May 22nd.
With 290 miles required over 11 weeks, it does not seem too much of a challenge for a seasoned Jogger like myself, and with my first week done and 31.4 miles complete I am feeling confident.
A good start last Sunday with 14.4 miles set me up for the week, I hope the better weather and warmer conditions will help me over the next 10 weeks!
So far we've raised £130.00 but have a goal of £2,000 so if you can spare anything for this amazing charity, please help!
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Our nominated charity for 2016 is the PSPA who are dedicated to the support of people with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) and the related disease Cortico Basl Degeneration (CBD), and those who care for them.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a Parkinson’s-like neurological condition caused by the premature loss of nerve cells in certain parts of the brain. Over time this leads to difficulties with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing.
PSP is a very individual condition and symptoms can be experienced with varying degrees of severity and at different stages of progression. Early symptoms may include loss of balance, falls (often backwards), stiffness and eye problems – this might be difficulty in looking up or down, focusing, double or tunnel vision and dislike of bright lights. Some people can also experience behavioural and cognitive changes including depression and apathy.
We urge all those taking part to raise funds for this amazing charity.
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