16 May 2019
Spire Gatwick Park and Racemaker have linked up in partnership to encourage staff and patients to take control of their health. The Racemaker monthly challenge offers people the opportunity to set their own challenge, either running, jogging, walking or cycling and to discover improved fitness and wellbeing.
This initiative has given Geoffrey and Gill the opportunity to renew their enthusiasm for running via the monthly challenge, which has resulted in them committing to run 1,300 miles between them during 2019 to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Society.
Geoffrey dislikes organised running events so the Spire Gatwick Park and Racemaker monthly challenge has given him the chance to choose his challenge and when he wants to complete it, which really appeals to him. This has given him the incentive to run at least 1,000 miles this year.
Gill had not run consistently for several years and last year the running shoes were not used once. The Racemaker challenge has allowed Gill to set her own goals and has renewed her motivation for running. She now has the confidence and enthusiasm to commit to running 300 miles this year as part of their Alzheimer’s Society fundraising. Achieving the monthly challenge and even getting a medal has definitely boosted both of their confidence and they have profited from all the health benefits, both mentally and physically, that exercise offers.
We wish both Gillian and Geoffrey the very best of luck with their challenge, please feel free to show your support by sponsoring them at via their Just Giving page.