Five a day means something else for charity runner Chris

Chris Wright, who is running 5k a day to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.
Chris Wright, who is running 5k a day to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK.
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Fundraiser Chris Wright, who has been running at least 5k a day since January 1 for charity, is taking part in the Great North Run.

Chris, 46, is raising money for Alzheimer’s Research UK, after he saw several family members battle with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Chris Wright and his wife Sarah.

Chris Wright and his wife Sarah.

His father-in-law Les, from Chester-le-Street, is now in the late stages of the disease.

Chris, who now lives in Sitges in Spain, will be running the half-marathon alongside his wife, Sarah, who is from Chester-le-Street.

The couple will return to the UK to visit friends and family, but Chris will be taking no time off from his year-long challenge and will be increasing his daily 5k to take on the popular 13.1-mile run.  

Chris, who has already raised more than £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “I had never really been much of a fan of running and I never thought I would be taking on a half-marathon, but over the last few months I have really come to enjoy it.  

“Running is now part of my daily routine, and wherever I am in the world I always make sure I fit it in.

“Sarah and I have run the Great North Run before to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK and it’s a brilliant event.

“When I set out on my challenge this year I always intended to throw in some longer runs when I can so this is the perfect opportunity to up the ante.

“Our families have been hit hard by Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“I support Alzheimer’s Research UK because I want to do all I can to find a cure for this cruel condition so perhaps my children’s generation won’t have to fear it in the future.”

Follow Chris’s blog HERE.

To sponsor Chris, visit his JustGiving page HERE.