Running Tales
Lorraine Lewis: Running to help adult cancer patients

Lorraine Lewis: Running to help adult cancer patients

November 13, 2020

This week's guest is Lorraine Lewis, the driving force behind a charity which provides support and companionship for adult cancer patients.

The Lewis Foundation sources, packages and - in normal, non-Covid times at least - hand delivers free gifts and support packs to people enduring the often lonely, frightening trial of cancer treatment.

One way Lorraine funds the charity is through running, tackling events such as Tough Mudder and even a 26 mile obstacle challenge.

I asked her why and how she started the charity, and whether she fancied taking on that extra 0.2 miles to go full marathon...

 

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This is, incredibly, the 40th episode of Running Tales.

The podcast, originally meant to capture people's running experiences - where possible - at running events or parkrun or at least on a face to face basis, has lived most of its life during the coronavirus pandemic.

With a second lockdown upon us and Christmas round the corner, we've decided to take a break.

There are hundreds - if not thousands - of inspirational running tales still out there, so we'll be back in 2021.

In the meantime, please check out all our previous episodes on Apple, Spotify, Podbean and all good podcast providers.

Thanks for your support.

 

 

Kevin Orchard: Redway Runners co-founder on how he became a British multisport international

Kevin Orchard: Redway Runners co-founder on how he became a British multisport international

November 6, 2020

Kevin Orchard loves running - but it's not always enough.

The Redway Runners co-founder decided to add cycling into the fray.

Before too long he was excelling as a multisport athlete, competing for Great Britain in his age group.

I caught up with Kevin at Redway Runners' Daytona 5,000 event earlier this year...

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