Runners tough it out in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK – Weston & Somerset Mercury

The Two Bays Tough Ten Challenge returns to Weston in 2018 and will once again be supporting Muscular Dystrophy UK as its race director, Roland Gibbard said.

“The Tough 10 race features an all-terrain, closed-road, 10-mile course, offering a great challenge for those looking to set themselves a goal. After a successful introduction last year, there will again be the shorter, but testing five-mile Friendly 5. There’s also a family friendly one-mile fun run along the beach and promenade, so the event really does offer something for the whole family.”

Lisa Cramphorn from Nailsea, is urging people to join in the challenge and support Muscular Dystrophy UK. Lisa’s four-year-old son Luke was diagnosed with the life-limiting condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy in September this year.

On receiving the diagnosis the family were advised that there is currently no cure for this muscle-wasting condition which affects around 3,000 boys and young men in the UK.

Lisa said: “We knew he wasn’t running or climbing stairs like his brother was at his age, but we certainly didn’t think anything serious was wrong. To go from that mind set to finding out that he had a progressive muscle wasting disease, rocked our world. Life suddenly looked very different and it took everything we had to get up in the morning and continue being parents.”

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