Runners go the distance for British Heart Foundation

By Mark Pritchett in Local People

BATH Half-Marathon runners Chrissie Perry (left) and friend Clare Rodgerson are all smiles after completing the course – and raising £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

Chrissie, who lives at Laburnum Road, Wellington, ran for the charity after her mother’s and aunt’s heart-related deaths last year. Mum Heather Dane, from Wiltshire, was 55 when she died and aunt Pat Roberts, from Exmouth, was 61.

Chrissie works at Oake, Nynehead and Bradford Pre-School and Claire, 41, of Saxon Close, Oake, in the school.

In Bath they ran together, completing the course in two-and-a-half hours.

Chrissie, 37, said she suffered from asthma and had never been physically fit – and would have struggled to run a mile before starting training prior to Christmas.

She added: “The half-marathon was quite emotional and I had a massive sense of achievement when I finished. The last mile was hard but the crowd kept us going.”

She is now considering running similar events in Edinburgh and Exeter.

Add Comment

Add Your Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment

By posting your comment you agree to our T & C