Competitor Stories – Dave Hyde

 

A regular look at some of the inspirational stories from some of our amazing DB Maxers……

This week it’s Dave Hyde who took part in the Westonbirt 10K with us last year.

“I have been running for 20 months now, slowly building up to a standard which has well exceeded my expectations so I am really enjoying it.

Last year I decided that I want to run but also fund raise and Cancer Research is very close to my heart, having lost my Dad a couple of  years ago to cancer. This hit me very hard and also lost a good friend at a very young age to Testicular cancer.

I started out in January at a Bath Mud trial and have completed many events last year (14 in total). The Great South Run 10 miler was my target for the year but out of stupidity I entered the Bristol Half Marathon which was a massive success for me personally and very rewarding.

I raised £360 plus tax relief last year which has really pleased me and I have some great support of local friends also tirelessly competing and raising money

I have entered Bath half with a silver place raising money for the Forever Friends appeal at Bath Royal united Hospital.

I also plan to as a minimum raise awareness for Its in the Bag. A south west based Testicular Cancer charity which I supported at Bristol Mo Run.”