We run for lots of reasons - to get fit, to challenge ourselves, to eat more cake. But did you know that running could also be a secret weapon that equips you to deal with the challenges that life throws at you?
Come and be inspired by two women who found running helped them through life-changing illness and then get their lives back afterwards.
Louise Breckon-Richards is an actor who lost her voice, and therefore her livelihood and her means of creative expression. Training for the London Marathon helped her cope with the trauma as she waited to see experts and have surgery, not knowing if she’d ever be able to sing again. She has turned her story into a play, Can You Hear Me Running?, which ran at The Pleasance in London to great acclaim in 2016.
Jenny Baker is an Ealing Eagle who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. She set herself the challenge of running to all her chemotherapy sessions, seven miles along the river to Charing Cross Hospital. Those runs started as an act of defiance and denial but became a source of life and hope, enabling her to rewrite the story of what was happening to her. Her book, Run For Your Life, about running and cancer was published on 1 January 2017 by Pitch Publishing.
Louise and Jenny will talk about their experiences and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Copies of Jenny’s book will be available on the night.
This event is planned for Tuesday 24th January at 7.30pm, at the New Inn.