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Helen's Great North Run for Alopecia UK!

7th August 2014

Helen Carter, 35, from Heath Hayes in Staffordshire is running the 2014 Bupa Great North Run (GNR) for Alopecia UK. We are lucky to have a few runners in this year's event. We had a chat with her ahead of the run in September.

What is are your hopes for the GNR?

Helen: I want to run the full half marathon distance, without stopping to walk!

How long have you been running?

Helen: I've been training four times a week since May - before that I would run once a week on a Sunday, if it wasn't raining!

Has your training for the GNR been going well?

Helen: Very well - except for a recent chest infection. Hopefully I'll be back to full strength soon. I had a little break, but am back on it now.

Why have you chosen to raise funds for Alopecia UK?

Helen: Because of my own diagnosis with alopecia areata last September. I realised I was allowing myself to become quite depressed by it and wanted to do something positive instead.


How are you going to celebrate once you have finished?

Helen: Champagne!! After adequate rehydration, naturally! And fish & chips from South Shields :-)


Thanks Helen! We hope you enjoy your Champagne and fish & chips!

If you are impressed with Helen's efforts and would like to sponsor her, you can pledge a pound or two on her Justgiving page here.





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