YOU’RE NOT ALONE
I feel now I can put into words what has happened to me in the past 12 months, and explain how running is helping me through it. Twelve years ago, at a race, I needed a comfort break. I stopped, but nothing happened. Another stop, same problem. Two days later, at the hospital, I got the results: prostate cancer. Various illnesses followed: a skin cancer scare, chest infections, colds, shingles and depression. When I thought it was over, my wife was diagnosed with a mix of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and on February 23 this year she passed away. Now, with the help of my doctor and my running club, Carn Runners, I am back running. It helps so much, makes me feel like I’m able to cope with my loss and helps me through the hard times. If there is anyone who is in a similar position, put on your running shoes and join a club. Don’t try to go it alone.
STANDING TALL Running has helped Cedric through the toughest of times