Thames 10K in memory of Stephen Ridgley

On Sunday 24th June it was a case of “Mission Accomplished” for long time friends and running buddies, Sue Lavers and Liz Folley.

The two have been running together for some years and have two Thames 10k races under their belts. For this third attempt Sue and Liz had decided to raise funds for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) after being touched by the sudden and untimely death of local man Stephen Ridgley, who passed away in 2017 at the very young age of 30.

Sue in particular had been inspired by the amazing efforts of her friend Bob Vincent, who recently took part in the 100k London to Brighton walk in aid of the charity and, having met Stephen’s widow, Sarah-Jane, vowed to add to the wonderful sum of £2500 raised so far.

By completing the Thames 10k on a very warm and sunny morning, Sue and Liz crossed the line tired but triumphant in the knowledge that friends and family had boosted the charity’s total by over another £300.

Sarah Ridgley