Per­sonal trainer Runs to the Beat

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A PER­SONAL trainer has gath­ered a group of his clients to­gether to take part in a char­ity run this week­end.

Che­sham based per­sonal trainer, Jonathan Pop­ple, of JJP Train­ing, has rounded up 16 of his clients to take part in the 10km race Run to the Beat 2015 on Sun­day.

The route, which is held in Wem­b­ley Park, has mu­sic along the way to mo­ti­vate the run­ners.

The team is rais­ing money for Crohn’s & Col­i­tis UK.

Crohn’s and col­i­tis af­fect a grow­ing num­ber of peo­ple, some 261,000 in the UK, par­tic­u­larly young adults, mostly af­fect­ing the in­testines, caus­ing ul­cer­a­tion and in­flam­ma­tion.

Crohn’s can also af­fect other ar­eas of the body such as the joints and eyes.

Dur­ing a flare, it is harder for the body to ab­sorb nu­tri­ents from food, mean­ing suf­fer­ers have no energy and even sim­ple phys­i­cal tasks such as walk­ing the dog or head­ing to the shops or get­ting ready in the morn­ing can seem al­most im­pos­si­ble. There are drugs to keep flares un­der con­trol, but there is cur­rently no cure.

Mr Pop­ple, whose wife Natalie has ul­cer­a­tive col­i­tis and mother-in-law has Crohn’s, knows first hand what an aw­ful dis­ease it is.

He said: “See­ing a loved one in so much pain, know­ing there’s noth­ing you can do to re­move that pain, is hor­ri­ble. Hear­ing them cry­ing in the night is the worst. And what makes it frus­trat­ing is that on the out­side they look nor­mal, so other peo­ple just don’t un­der­stand, they think it’s just an up­set stom­ach.

“Luck­ily, Natalie is cur­rently in re­mis­sion, so we re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate these happy times, but you never know what’s around Jonathan Pop­ple, of JJP Train­ing, has rounded-up 16 of his clients to take part in the 10km race Run to the Beat 2015 the cor­ner. For the time be­ing, we eat a clean, mostly or­ganic diet and ex­er­cise regularly to max­imise Natalie’s health.

“I’m very proud of all of my team, I know some of them have been a lit­tle anx­ious about the run, but they have all at­tended spe­cific ses­sions to pre­pare them, as well as run­ning on their own in be­tween.

“Rais­ing money for Crohn’s & Col­i­tis UK will help with re­search to iden­tify causes and hope­fully one day find a cure. If you’d like to spon­sor us, it would be very much ap­pre­ci­ated.”

To spon­sor the team, visit www.just­giv­ jjp­train­ing.

Spon­sor­ship forms are also avail­able at Che­sham Moor Gym and Swim in Moor Road.


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