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Carer to Run Bristol 10K to Fundraise for Centre

Tracey, 58, cares for her husband Paul who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s four years ago. She’s now fundraising for a 10KM run to raise money for the Carers’ Centre.

“I started running last year – at 58!" says Tracey. "I was inspired when I watched my daughter Becky run a half marathon – she did so well and it was amazing to watch. I wanted to feel that feeling for myself. I wanted to do something I’d never done before. Becky and I run the Park Run (5km) every Saturday and joined a running club. I started in the beginners group where you learn to run 5km and now I’m in the senior group doing longer runs, but still quite slowly!

“All you need is your trainers and I find running really allows you to get in your own headspace. On Saturdays Becky & I do the run and then have coffee and cake and I’m just buzzing! I feel better in myself and have lost weight.

“I’ve done charity events before and now I want to support the Carers’ Centre, after all your help this last year. I hope to raise £500 for the centre.

Read more of Tracey's story over at our blog, or go straight to her fundraising page