My New Year’s resolution was to run parkrun every Saturday and I wanted to support Alzheimer’s Research UK as my nan had Alzheimer’s

Leading Regulator Sophia Hurlo, based at HMS Collingwood

She said: “My New Year’s resolution was to run parkrun every Saturday and I wanted to support Alzheimer’s Research UK as my nan had Alzheimer’s. She died in 2010 from cancer, but she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s the year before.

“Her final year was a real struggle. The days that she didn’t recognise her own family were the hardest. It was heartbreaking.”

Sophia is delighted to have secured a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon, which means she will be able to achieve a long-standing ambition.

To sponsor Sophia for either her parkrun challenge or the Virgin Money London Marathon go to https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SophiaHurlo 

Sophia has also signed up for Alzheimer’s Research UK’s Running Down Dementia campaign. The campaign, which launched at the beginning of April and is in its third year, challenges people to run 100km before August 31 and raise £100.

To sign up go to www.runningdowndementia.org

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