Karen continues year of challenges

Karen taking part in one of the 5k Run or dye challenges

Karen taking part in the 5k Run or dye challenge

You may remember a little while ago that we reported on a couple who were completing a year of challenges together in order to raise money for Cerebra.

Karen Hamilton kicked off her series of challenges in spectacular fashion by completing the “Whole Hog” – a 10K run through muddy bogs and obstacles on a very chilly day in October!

Since starting last year, things have been going from strength to strength and Karen shared some of her latest challenges with us.

She recently completed the 5K Run or Dye race in which she got completely plastered in coloured paint. As is evident in the photo, it was a very mucky but colourful day!

Karen has also held two “monkey tombolas” over the last couple of months. This in particular has been one of her most emotional challenges as it involved her saying goodbye to her collection of monkeys which she has amassed over some 30 years.

“It was sad to say farewell to more of my collection of monkeys but to see the happy smiles on children and adults when they won made it worthwhile,” Karen said.

This October will mark a year since beginning of the series of challenges and Karen is hoping to mark the occasion by making a  Guinness World Record attempt. She hasn’t disclosed any further information about it as yet but it promises to spectacularly conclude a very challenging year!

“I am really enjoying these challenges as I am trying things I’ve never done before. I am now hooked on running and still do regular almost weekly 5k park runs. I’m slowly building up to do a 10k run or even a half marathon – not bad seeing I only started running mid-February!” Karen told us.

If you would like to support Karen and partner Rick, please visit their Virgin Money Giving page.