Helen Morgans-Wenhold from BDA's Glasgow office talks about her recent experience of running the Great Scottish 10k where she raised an amazing £850 for the BDA.
"As I waited for the race to begin, I had a smile on my face as I am sure you can see from the pictures taken that morning.
I had a great many reasons to smile that day, it was my first ever 10k run, I had put all of my time and effort in for a full year, training and preparing for this day.
And, I managed to raise a massive £850 (including Gift Aid) for the British Deaf Association.
Raising this money was very important to me, as I wanted to give something back to an amazing organisation who support Deaf people from all walks of life.
I have now caught a bug, the running bug and I plan to continue with many more 10k races in the pipe line. Who knows, I may even manage a half marathon or even a full marathon one day!
I have to give my thanks to the BDA for setting the challenge and creating this opportunity to prove to myself that I can do it! My finish time was 1:00:02 - yes, one hour and two seconds!
Also a HUGE THANKS thanks to everyone who sponsored me on my JustGiving page. To my family and friends who came on race day and provided the moral support I needed to get through, you all mean the world to me!
Thank you so much.