On 8 September Berwick Mitchell with sons Chris and Ben took part in the Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon in support of The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT). Berwick was diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years ago and has continued to maintain an active lifestyle with plenty of exercise signing himself up for the half marathon - a demanding multi-terrain trail with beautiful scenery and outstanding views across the Surrey Hills. Here Berwick shares his experience of taking on this challenge:

“So today was the day: with fitness honed to perfection (well, honed anyway), weather perfect for running, motivated by the support of well over 100 donors, the Mitchell males successfully completed the Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon. The course was, as expected, physically challenging over hilly heathland terrain but despite this Chris and Ben tore it up in times of one hour 38 mins and one hour 44 mins respectively. I (Mitchell senior) arrived at the finish line in a less spectacular but nevertheless very pleasing two hours and 32 mins. I like to think I was able to properly appreciate the fabulous sunlit views.

Together we have so far raised a total of over £4,000 for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust and I would like to thank everyone for their generous support and messages of encouragement.”

CPT would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Berwick, Chris and Ben on completing the Farnham Half Marathon! Thank you so much for your amazing support and fundraising efforts.

To read more of Berwick’s story or to support his fundraising please visit his fundraising page. If you feel inspired by Berwick you can search the many fantastic running events taking place across the UK here. Alternatively please contact Julia or call 020 7487 3892 to discuss your fundraising ideas.