MOIRA girl is gearing up to take part in the New York marathon
in a bid to raise money for charity.
Carley Chapman, 21, has been pounding the
roads to ensure she is prepared for the challenge that lies
ahead on November 2. The young solicitor decided to take up the
challenge after hearing in her workplace that the Alzheimer's
Society were looking for people to do the run.
Carley explained: "When a colleague sent an
email around last December saying she had received literature
from the Alzheimer's Society seeking participants for the run I
thought it would be a great idea to get involved, so I made the
necessary inquiries, and managed to get a place on their 'Stampeder
Team'. Since then the cause itself has been in the news quite
frequently and I believe it's a charity that deserves our
support since it affects not only the sufferers, but all those
Training is well under way, although in June
Carley suffered a set back when she injured a muscle at the top
of her leg.
"I couldn't do any road running for the best
part of a month. I am now going to physio every other week to
ensure it's kept at bay," she said.
"I'm trying to do two to three shorter runs a
week, with the longer run at the weekend. It also helps to get a
gym or swim session in but that rarely happens. I must admit it
is proving more difficult than I initially imagined, but as long
as I make it round the 26.2 mile route to Central Park in one
piece I will be very pleased," she added.
Carley would like to thank her family and
friends for their support and everyone who has sponsored her so
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