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‘True grit and determination’ helped Chris run 100k in 18 hours in memory of his sister-in-law Nerine

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Chris Carpenter, a Cancer Research Wales supporter from Llangynidr, completed a 100k run in 18 hours through ‘true grit and determination’ to honour his sister-in-law, Nerine.

“It was a special race running in honour of my brother Andrew's wife. Nerine was true inspiration to anyone who was privileged to know her.

“We lost Nerine to cancer in October last year at the age of 35 and all I have wanted to do was run in honour of her and others that we have so sadly lost.”

Taking part in the GB Ultras Brecon Beacons running challenge on 23 July 2022, Chris began the run at Talybont-on-Usk and took on an ascent of 3178m. 

Chris called this ‘the toughest challenge of his life’ and explained: “I am so relieved to have completed the race. The conditions where extremely tough with sideways rain, fog, wind and horrible terrain to name a few, I was a broken man for a day or so! It is without doubt that your mind that can get you through these tough situations, I was determined to cross the finish line at Llangadog”

Chris had high ambitions to raise money for a charity that will help to reduce the impact of cancer in Wales.

Chris commented, “We all know someone who has had cancer and I wanted to raise £1000 for this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone that has donated so far for Cancer Research Wales, we have now raised over £2000.”

Find out more about the different ways you can get involved to help support Cancer Research Wales here.

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