Congratulations to Rik & Hannah who successfully completed the Barns Green Half Marathon on 24th September!
‘Thanks to all of you who have supported us and donated to this fabulous charity. We did it! It was a hot, hilly, lovely day with lots of other great charity runners we met along the way. Our official chip finish times were 2.11 and 1.59 – so very happy with that! So stiff I am struggling to get down stairs or walk in a straight line today!’
The donations are still coming in on their Just Giving site, please do donate what you can.
Hannah got in touch after the event and said:
‘It’s by far the furthest I have run since having children and I still ache today! We did it in a very respectable 2.11 and 1.59 ( Rik went ahead for the second half and I got chatting to some wonderful fundraisers for another great mental health charity ‘ young minds’ )
Fundraising for App and Running in the App vest and talking to people about my experience was a really big thing for me and the whole event was very emotional. Having PP really tested Rik’s and mine relationship and ultimately made it stronger – also I experienced PTSD after my PP hospital admission and it took a long time for me to really own the experience of having had Postpartum Psychosis and understand that it was not my fault. So running in a vest and talking to people about it was a real achievement in itself ( perhaps more so than the distance! )’
What a great achievement for Hannah & Rik. Thank you both so much for supporting APP!