Aug
19
Sat
2017
Superhero triathalon @ Dorney lake, Windsor
Aug 19 all-day

What is Superhero Tri?

It’s big. It’s bold. It’s gutsy. It’s the UK’s one and only disability sport event for the everyday Superhero and their family and friends! CRPS UK is a charity friend and we have a number of places for individuals or teams to take part.

Time to team up or go solo

Unite with family and friends to take on a stage each of a Superhero Tri challenge – that’s a swim, a bike and a push/run. Anyone can enter, as long as there’s at least one person with a disability per team. You can have a team of up to three members, one doing each leg of the tri plus if you can also bring a ‘Sidekick’ to push, guide or simply accompany any member of your team around the course if you wish. Or do it solo!

Choose your distance

The superhero tri takes place over three distances Sprint Tri, Half Tri and Full Tri. The distances and minimum ages are listed below.

Sprint Superhero Tri Team  

Swim 150m
Bike 3k
Push/run 1k

Minimum age for swim: 9
Minimum age for bike: 9
Minimum age for push/run: 5

 

Half Superhero Tri 

Swim 400m
Bike 10k
Push/run 2.5k
Minimum age for swim: 13
Minimum age for bike: 13
Minimum age for push/run: 9

 

Full Superhero Tri

Swim 750m
Bike 20k
Push/run 5k

Minimum age for swim: 13
Minimum age for bike: 13
Minimum age for push/run: 9

To find out more email Amanda.nelson@crps-uk.org or go to the Superheroes Tri website – www.superheroseries.co.uk  to see what it is all about. You can book now here using the discount code CRPS100 – once you are booked in make sure you email us so we know and can support you in your fundraising.

 

Sep
23
Sat
2017
Brighton CRPS Warriors Colour run
Sep 23 all-day

Martin Leppard is going to be doing the Brighton colour run on 23rd september to raise money for CRPS UK.

Martin says:

I’m Martin and i’m going to be taking part in the Brighton Color Run.

Now this isn’t anything special apart from the fact that I can’t run – i’m not even that good at walking!

Follwoing a car accident in 2013 I developed CRPS – Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. the NHS definition of CRPS is “a poorly understood condition in which a person experiences persistent severe and dbilitating pain”.

It’s ranked as one of the most painful conditions known to man, the main symptom being an intense burning pain in the affected areas. Every day there are people all over the world that are batling with CRPS. We are all warriors burning for a cure.

Before my accident a 5K run would have been a breeze. Now, I use crutches to get around and the thought if walking 500 meters is exhausting – so 5k is more than a small challenge. I will do everything in my power to get across the finish line.

Thank you for your support – whether you give a lot, give a little or just give me some good luck, I really appreciate it.

To donate please click here

Oct
15
Sun
2017
Leicester Marathon – Tim Wandram @ leicester
Oct 15 all-day

Tim Wandram is running the Leicester Marathon for CRPS UK. He says:

I am running the Leicester Marathon on 15th October 2017 to push myself to the end of my absolute limits and achieve the once seemingly impossible. From 21 stone and getting out of breath going up the stairs in Summer 2016 my life had to change. To quote Mandy, I couldn’t run for a bus before!

Then last summer a friend inspired me to join Slimming World and then encouraged me to start running. Luckily she has also kept patched me up, and fit, along the way!

It sort of all went from there.  Luckily I have been blessed with an amazing wife, children and friends who have supported me on my journey as well. Especially Mandy who has had to endure my talk of split times and the best routes to run on, even though she doesnt share my newly discovered passion of running!

Even as I write this now in late May, when every long run breaks my previous distance record, this feels like the ultimate (seemingly impossible?) challenge. I’m not a runner. I’m just someone who started to run…

So why Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)?  CRPS is a painful neurological condition that has no cure.  The same friend who made such a difference in motivating me to change my life has had her life affected by CRPS. I have seen the impact it can have on life, how little well known it is and how little is understood about the condition. How it can happen to anyone after injury.  But also like most things in life, with a positive outlook, with some specialist care, physically and emotionally it can be something that does not beat you.

I appreciate any donation, however small, in helping me to achieve my goals.

To donate please click here