COMPETITOR STORY – MICHELE CAUDREY

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

This week it’s Michele Caudrey who took part in the Pulsin Westonbirt Easter 10k with us.

‘I wanted run a 10K as I run 5K most weeks and wanted to stretch myself more. It was more realistic for me to do this distance rather than a half marathon as it was easier for me to fit in the training around my work shifts and children. I am raising money for BOWEL CANCER UK.

I am a Specialist Nurse with the Bowel Cancer Screening Team in Gloucestershire. My dad died in 2005 from bowel cancer – there was no screening then. I miss him every day. If bowel cancer is caught early, it can be cured. Yes – it seems embarrassing, but the nurses and doctors are all professional and experienced and have seen it all before. 55 year old’s are offered a one off ‘camera test’ to look at the left side of the bowel. From age 60 – the ‘pooh’ test is sent out every 2 years. Any bowel symptoms, please discuss with your doctor (GP) – these include, a change in bowel habit, abdominal pain and bleeding from your bottom.’

Check out Michele’s JustGiving Page for Bowel Cancer UK  http://www.justgiving.com/MicheleCaudrey1