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Cardiff Half success for Coleford runner

A woman from Coleford in Gloucestershire ran the Cardiff Half Marathon this October in aid of Diabetes UK.


Becca Purvis, 24, took up the challenge of running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October after being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes just months earlier in January.

In the end, Becca raised £1,203, smashing the target of £1,000 she set herself.

She also achieved a personal best. Becca said: “The last few miles were tough, but the motivation to finish was all from the donations and support that people gave me.”

When Becca received her diagnosis, she was already an active runner, having completed a half marathon in Cheltenham, but admitted she was anxious about entering the Cardiff event.

“When I signed up a month after diagnosis, I was scared it was a little bit ambitious, but having completed it and in better time than before made me feel amazing. I had improved since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes!”

Becca is passionate about raising funds for Diabetes UK and is looking for the next challenge.

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