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Royal Parks Half runners do Young Epilepsy proud

The annual Royal Parks Half Marathon took place on Sunday 8 October and it proved to be a great success for Young Epilepsy.

A total of 28 people ran for Young Epilepsy including globally renowned DJ, Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim. Famed for 1990s disco hits such as ‘Praise You’ and ‘Right Here, Right Now,’ Cook clocked an incredible two hours, two minutes.

During the half marathon, there were moments of true grit, determination and inspiration from Young Epilepsy’s runners. Faye Waddams, an ardent campaigner of the charity, had a seizure on mile four, but battled on to end the race with pure style.

Anthony Robotham suffered a calf injury towards the end of the run, but his motivation and willingness proved that pain is temporary.

All runners wore their medals with pride and ensured that Young Epilepsy’s name is out there.

Faye Waddams says:

I was so full of energy for today and, for the first time ever, epilepsy played a big part in the actual race. Around four miles in, seizures struck. I honestly have very little recollection of miles four to 11. I don’t know how I finished today, but I did. My biggest thanks to the Young Epilepsy guys who are AMAZING in their support. Checking me over at mile eight and cuddles when I was done. You are the BEST!

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