Becky runs Paris half marathon for Alzheimer's Research UK
25 Mar 2013
Becky Compton, who works in our Underwriting Team in Jersey, has recently completed the Paris half marathon as part of a personal challenge to fundraise for Alzheimer's Research UK.
The charity aims to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia, with science being the key to discovering more about the condition and its causes. Alzheimers and dementia affect so many people, not only the sufferers but also their families and friends around them, and Becky witnessed the effect of a member of her boyfriend's family being diagnosed.
We asked Becky a few questions about the run, and a little information on how you can give, if you wish to…
What inspired you to take the challenge?
I decided to do the run as I had done one before and wanted to give myself a new personal goal whilst fundraising for such a worthy cause.
How much did you train?
4-5 times per week. It was very hard, especially at the beginning when we couldn't even run 2 miles! It was also hard to keep motivated to continue with such a strenuous training routine.
How was the half-marathon?
It was a very cold day and difficult running with a crowd. I even tripped over someone who fell in front of me half way round! The biggest challenge was when the course went uphill at the end. It was mentally hard to get through the last few km.
How much did you raise?
We've raised £450 for Alzheimer's Research UK so far. Further donations can be made and would be very gratefully received via - Seb and Becky's page http://www.justgiving.com/Seb-Perez.