Go­ing the dis­tance

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NINE News crime re­porter

is on the run — lit­er­ally.

Daish (in­set) has clicked over the kilo­me­tres rais­ing funds for po­lice suf­fer­ing from post-trau­matic stress dis­or­der (PTSD).

The keen run­ner has col­lected the money by com­plet­ing two half marathons in the past year.

“I have raised $12,000 in to­tal for po­lice of­fi­cers suf­fer­ing PTSD,” she said. “I want to keep do­ing that. “I just think it is re­ally im­por­tant be­cause po­lice of­fi­cers cop a lot of crap. They are in a very pub­lic role and they are there to pro­tect all of us, but the trauma they suf­fer on the job is this side ef­fect that they did not sign up for and it is very real. “Af­ter hav­ing done a few sto­ries and re­alised the grav­ity of what they see and do ev­ery day, I be­came in­ter­ested in it and pas­sion­ate about it and wanted to do some­thing good.” Daish will take part in the Great Ocean Rd run­ning fes­ti­val half marathon next week­end run­ning from Ken­nett River to Apollo Bay.

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