Runners run the Royal Parks to raise awareness of essential tremor
Congratulations to Fred Jewitt, Andrew Johnson, Anne-Lise Christmas and Jo Brown for running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for the National Tremor Foundation and raising awareness of essential tremor on 10 October.
This marks this year's biggest NTF fundraiser where collectively the runners raised almost £2500 which will go towards the NTF to help people living with essential tremor.
The flat London Half Marathon, took place on a flat course across some of the capital's world-famous landmarks. The spectacular 13.1-mile route went through the capital’s world-famous sites; including four of London’s eight Royal Parks – Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens.
Anne-Lise said: "I had a fantastic day and the course was great. The atmosphere around the streets of London was incredible with people cheering us on all along the way. Hearing my name being called out really gave me that extra burst of energy to keep going, which was especially needed during the last mile!
Runner Fred said: "We walked up The Mall to the start. It wasn't too warm but humid early on in the run and got cooler as runners spread out. It was very scenic and I remember looking up more than in other runs and crowd was great. I felt more shallow hills than downs. At mile 10, only 5k, 3 miles, a parkrun to go. I kept moving , getting encouragement from runners when I was walking which helped. Another runner and I with 1000m to go helped each other through encouragment to get under 2 hours which is great. I am very happy to have done the event for NTF to finish a Great weekend in London and to meet Duncan, and also running it with Andrew, Jo and Anne-Lise as well and meeting other family members."
Royal Parks Half Marathon marks one of many of the NTF's new exciting fundraising challenges and follows on from the success of Fred and Curtis running the Virgin London Marathon last year where almost £2000 was raised.