We're very happy to bring you the good news that Cathy Clements successfully completed the Stratford Big 10k race, which she ran to raise much-needed funds for Greyhound Action's campaign to protect greyhounds from suffering and slaughter.
|Cathy with one of her canine friends, Willow|
Here's what Cathy had to say about her run:-
"I thought all of you who had sponsored me would like to hear how the race went last weekend. With the training done it was time to put it all into action.
It started out flat along a disused railway which got me well warmed up then after 5k the hills started coming and though they were demanding I kept up the pace and didn't walk once. I was determined to keep running and the down hill sections gave great relief.
The atmosphere was brilliant, the views were wonderful and occasional spectators gave support from the side-lines which really gave me a spring in my step.
Of course the thought of raising money for GA was never far from my thoughts, so I knew there was no letting up. It was a fantastic feeling to finally cross the finish line seeing smiles from my supporters and I suddenly felt like I could do it all again.
Thanks so much to all who supported me and helped me raise money for Greyhound Action, they are always in desperate need of funds so I know they will be pleased with every penny."
Thank you so much to everyone who made donations, collected sponsors and sent sponsorship pledges in support of Cathy. Those who sent pledges can go to http://www.greyhoundaction.org.uk/donations.html to make their donation. And even if you didn't send a pledge, it's not too late, as you can still make a donation in recognition of Cathy's dedicated effort to help the greyhounds.