Last Sunday saw Chester hosting its first 10K and Helen Bichard, devoted HIP supporter, ran this race in support of HIP.
Despite the rain, the cold and the aftermath of the Beast from the East, the Chester 10K race took place on Sunday 4th March. For this event, Helen Bichard was running to raise money for HIP, and to conquer her promise of doubling her running miles from the 5K she ran last year.
The HIP team were stationed at the Northgate arena before the race, to raise awareness about HIP and to support Helen before her run. Around two thousand people were partaking in the race and the excitement before the event was palpable! At 9:30am, after the rain had luckily subsided in Chester, the starting gun went off and the runners sped off on their way from the Northgate Arena.
Helen was aiming to race the 10K in an hour. After 58 minutes and 56 seconds, Helen crossed the finish line, smashing her target by 1 minute and 4 seconds!
Helen had set herself a fundraising goal of £500 and amazingly thrashed this target as well, raising an incredible £525, as of yet.
We couldn't be prouder of Helen for achieving her running target, and raising such an amazing amount of money for HIP.
Donations are still welcome through Helen's giving page, which can be found on the following link: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/helenbichard2.
If you want to fundraise for HIP, like Helen, please feel free to contact the HIP team on firstname.lastname@example.org, or 01244-650522.
By Maggie Allan.