5k Your Way Move Against Cancer celebrate their first anniversary at Beverley Westwood parkrun

Fri 22nd September 2023
5k Your Way Move Against Cancer Celebrate Their First Anniversary At Beverley Westwood Parkrun

Make the end of month Parkrun Special and join Allyson in Blue.

Beverley Westwood parkrun is a community event in Beverley, held every Saturday morning. It draws runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to the picturesque Beverley Westwood.

This inclusive event fosters a sense of camaraderie, encourages fitness, and promotes a healthy lifestyle. With its stunning backdrop and welcoming atmosphere, Beverley Westwood parkrun continues to inspire locals and visitors to lace up their running and walking shoes and join in the fun by navigating a 5 km course on Beverley Westwood.

Wear BLUE on Saturday 30th September as the local 5k Your Way Move Against Cancer group celebrate their first anniversary at Beverley Westwood parkrun. On this special occasion an inspirational lady, Allyson Kent, aims to make the first anniversary of her 5k Your Way group her 50th parkrun. A major milestone in itself, but Allyson is no ordinary lady.

Allyson said: ā€œ5k Your Way is a remarkable charity dedicated to supporting cancer patients and survivors on their journey to better health. It has a simple concept of walking, jogging or running a 5k distance. It encourages physical activity as a means to improve mental and physical well-being during and after cancer treatment. This inspiring charity empowers individuals to take control of their health while promoting a positive outlook on life".

Allyson Kent was diagnosed with cancer in May 2020. She started chemotherapy in June and decided to get fitter for her major surgery in September 2020.

Allyson took on the challenge to walk 70 miles for cancer research in the month prior to her surgery then decided to walk 26 miles in the month after. She has subsequently continued to walk every day since, whatever the weather.

Allyson took on the challenge of walking 1000 miles in 2021 and ended up walking 52 marathons in 52 weeks. On her journey Allyson discovered 5k Your Way Move Against Cancer https://5kyourway.org/ With the support of 5k Your Way and following discussions with Kay Farrow, Event Director at Beverley Westwood parkrun, they launched 5k Your Way at Beverley Westwood parkrun.

Initially Allyson walked at the parkrun in Beverley and at other parkruns in the area, with the support from all the volunteers and her fellow 5k Your Way ambassadors. Allyson said, "I started to run a little and am pleased to share that on New Years Day, between chemo 5 & 6, I ran my first full 5k at Humber Bridge parkrun. In the last year, I have managed to run 3 full 5ks (all on flat courses) and now aim to run the difficult Beverley Westwood parkrun in the near future".

Allyson went on to say "5k Your Way is a community support group. We meet on the last Saturday in the month and encourage people with a diagnosis, their family and friends and those working in cancer services or primary care to come along and do 5k Your Way. For me it's been one of the best things I've done since my diagnosis. Iā€™m now addicted and go every week. I encourage everyone to come along and get involved".

At 9am on 30th September the 5k Your Way Move Against Cancer group, at Beverley Westwood parkrun celebrates its first birthday. "WEAR BLUE" Come along on the last Saturday of the month to support Allyson and discover the benefits of getting involved doing a 5k your way at parkrun in Beverley.




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