Richard Bazeley completed one of the hardest marathons in the world for Alzheimer’s Research UK. On 21 May 2016 he embarked on The Great Wall Marathon in Beijing, China. Facing 5,164 stairs, Richard writes about the intensity of the race, and how extreme events like this are becoming the biggest fundraisers around. “I arrived at […]
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I’ve never really taken part in a challenge for charity before; to be honest I’m not one to indulge in strenuous exercise much either. But recently I found myself signing up to do a 450km cycle challenge across Vietnam for Alzheimer’s Research UK and am about to embark on a journey that will test and push some emotional, mental and physical boundaries.
Five years ago, my mother went missing. My father and I searched for her to no avail until the following day. After a very long night of worry, the police found her 50 miles away wandering around someone’s garden. She was confused and had clearly spent the night under a hedge. It transpires that she had had a ’vascular episode’ which eventually resulted in a diagnosis of combined Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.