London Landmarks Half Marathon 2019 Run in Memory of Richard Brember

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What can I say…such an amazing day! I can’t thank everyone who helped organise the event and for all of the supporters enough. The cheers, claps and high fives really helped me to keep running particularly as I was really nervous.

I wanted to take part in this challenge to raise awareness for CRY. An amazing charity which is supporting my friend Hayley and many others. Her husband, Richard Brember, passed away last year. Richard was a sporty, kind and passionate guy. I am lucky to be able to call him my friend.

The run was an amazing experience. I ran by myself but never felt alone. Everyone I saw who wore a CRY t-shirt congratulated and spurred me on.  Luckily the sun was shining (thanks to Rich for sorting that) which was much better than the snow, rain and hail I had completed some training runs in.

At the end of the day it was Rich that got me through it. At the beginning of the year I could not run a mile, let alone 13! Each time I went out I thought about him, how his passing has affected so many people and the amazing work that CRY do to diagnose heart conditions and the support that is offered.

Currently I have raised almost £700 with gift aid included, but I am expecting this to go up in the next few days. I’ve had a mini cake sale at work to raise further funds and sponsors.

Thank you to all the CRY team who were cheering and supporting you are amazing. Thank you particularly to Rhianne who helped me to get a place when more spaces came available.

A truly amazing, unforgettable and emotional experience.  Thank you to everyone involved 😊