Despite an anathema for running, Haverhill man Carl Mynott has managed to notch up the miles and the pounds for St Nicholas Hospice Care
A Haverhill man with a dislike of running notched up 94 miles in half marathons and races last year and raised £1,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care, and he plans to do it all again this year.
Carl Mynott, took on the running challenges, which included the Great East Run and Lode Half Marathon, to raise money for the hospice which supported his dad at home during the last days of his life in 2017.
Carl said: “I’ve always been quite active and enjoyed hiking, but it took me about a year to get to like running. “It was tough at the start but I am glad I got past my running demons and raised the money as a thank you to the hospice.”
“I owe a debt of gratitude to the hospice for the care they gave me and my family during the final weeks and days of my dad’s life.
“They also gave me a huge amount of support in the year or so after I lost my dad to cancer, helping me get through a troublesome period of grieving.”
Charlie De Moore, hospice events officer, said: “Well done to Carl for overcoming his dislike of running and raising £1,000 for the Hospice. The money will help us support more people like Carl, who are living with dying, death and bereavement in the West Suffolk and Thetford area.”
This year, Carl has already booked four hiking challenges, including a 200 mile trek in Scotland’s highlands.
To donate visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CarlMynott