Success in the Great South Run
Sunday 26th October was a triumphal day for LEPRA Health in Action supporter Jennet Proudfoot as she crossed the finish line of the Great South Run in one hour 59 minutes. Alongside crowds of amateur runners and a handful of elite athletes, Jennet braved the blustery autumnal weather to complete the ten-mile course in Portsmouth.
Among the professional athletes was Paula Radcliffe, attempting a return to form after recent injury worries. The race had a different but similarly heartfelt significance for Jennet. Her participation will have a lasting effect on those whose lives she will help to improve. In the time that it took Jennet to complete the race, 59 cases of leprosy were diagnosed.
“The atmosphere was great” said the Portsmouth doctor following the race, which she ran with her two sisters, father, fiancé and many colleagues. Jennet can add the achievement to her recent success at the Great North Run.
LEPRA is in need of more athletes like Jennet to help fund its vital projects abroad. If you have signed up for a challenge, please contact us. We have a limited number of charity places at selected events so your places are invaluable to us. For fundraising tips, advice and sponsorship forms, email email@example.com or call 01206 216799.
Posted by admin 16:03 15.10.2009
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