A Run to Remember…
Nothing gives us more joy than seeing our team succeed!
Nothing gives us more joy than seeing our team succeed! On the 10th September some of the Arrow Team ran the Richmond Half Marathon to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Society and dementia.
According to ONS, Alzheimer’s disease has been Britain’s leading cause of death for many years now. We wanted to show our support to family members of our own team who are battling dementia including the many other people who are affected worldwide; many of us will know or have known someone affected by Alzheimer’s.
We decided to put ourselves forward for a running challenge in aid of the charity. A huge amount of effort was put in by Mark, Will, and Jemimah who committed themselves to training for the distance in less than 12 weeks.
As race day fast approached, the team were challenged even further with the weekend predicted to be one of the hottest of the year. The race event organisers had given participants the chance to drop down to 10K due to the expected heatwave. However, the team had taken the decision to continue with their half marathon knowing of the extra precautions that were put in place to stay well and hydrated throughout the day.
Alongside families, other team members Lia and Beth kindly gave up their Sunday to come along and cheer on the team at every opportunity.
Despite the race getting cancelled mid-way through the day due to the event running out of water and a few medical emergencies Mark, Will, and Jemimah persevered and completed the race in fantastic times. We are extremely proud of them for their great efforts and the whole team for collectively raising over £1,300 for the Alzheimer’s Society.
Our JustGiving page is open until 22nd October if you would like to donate to this very important charity.
Well done #teamarrow, on to the next challenge!