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RUNNING FOR CAMPBELL
I'm running in the Robin Hood Half Marathon again this year to raise funds for a charity my family and I set up in my son's name. The Campbell Burns Metabolic Trust was founded in May 2012 after my boy was diagnosed with a severe, life-limiting metabolic condition. Campbell was a strong little boy but sadly couldn't outrun his illness - he died at the age of 8 months in September 2012. It was, and still is incredibly hard to deal with, but the charity we set up does so much for families dealing with metabolic conditions, and we're so proud that his name is a force for good. The Trust gives grants to families to help them buy essential kitchen equipment, cover the cost of taking their child to hospital, or go on a fun family day out.
I often think of Campbell on my long runs - I certainly thought of him at miles 11 and 12 around Nottingham, with the end of the 2019 race in sight! To be given a Golden Ticket as I crossed the finish line was, I think, a sign - to stay strong, to keep running, to keep the charity going, and to keep helping families dealing with metabolic conditions. I'm sure Team Campbell will have a presence at the Robin Hood Half for many years to come.