Team Chris – Update
You may have read that a few weekends ago, Team Chris completed the Great Bentley Half Marathon in 1 hour 54 minutes. Assuming the time is ratified this would be a Guinness World Record time for pushing a wheelchair around a 13.1mile course.
But that was only the beginning! The main event is still to come when, joined by Chris’s mum, Deborah, we will be attempting the full 26.2 mile marathon at Brighton on April 17th. No World Record attempts this time, just a leisurely (?) run round. And it’s all in aid of a great local charity.
Chris, who has cerebral palsy is part of a new group at St Elizabeth Hospice which is aimed at helping young people from age 18 to about 30. It will provide specialist nursing and social support for younger people with disabilities and life limiting conditions who are too old for EACH, but who don’t fit easily with the older demographic of the main hospice. At the moment there is a thriving youth group that meets every month, and the first steps are being taken to provide much needed respite for carers in special facilities at the main St Elizabeth site. Having set out to raise about £1000, we are very pleased to say that we have already exceeded our target and are immensely grateful to all of you who have given so generously.
However, it’s not over yet, so if you would like to make a donation, however small, please visit us either at our St Elizabeth Giving page http://giving.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/team-chris---brighton-marathon-2016/ Otherwise you can Google ‘Team Chris Brighton’ or like us on Facebook (search Team Chris) where you can find a link.
Finally big thanks to our friends and training buddies at Hadleigh Hares for their support, and a special thank you to Steve Bowen, Leon Hayward and, Liz and Rob Jeeves for forming a protective cordon around us and generally keeping us out of trouble during the half marathon– Cheers.