Fit for the challenge
University of Leicester Health and Fitness Manager Tina Harkin recently proved how fit she was when she successfully completed the 17-mile High Peak Winter Challenge Walk across Derbyshire ...and when the finish came in sight, she even managed to sprint to the line!
Since her 43-year-old father suffered a heart attack and subsequent quadruple heart bypass, Tina has been a keen supporter of the British Heart Foundation (BHF) who played a valuable part in his recovery.
helping the rehabilitation of chronic illness patients through exercise.
ďComing from a fit, healthy family my dadís heart attack was a real shock
and the BHF played a big part in his recovery. They provided a wide range of
information on helping him get back on his feet after he joined a heart
support group in the area which aided his mental and physical recovery.
"Iíve done lots of things individually in the past for the BHF but this is the first time Iíve got a team together. It was a great day, we met some super people and morale was high. The weather was beautiful but cold, and the course was a combination of rough terrain with a couple of pretty fierce inclines."
With Tina was her dog, Bliss, a Fox Terrier, who also managed a run to the finish!
"We are hoping that the final total donated to the British Heart Foundation will be around £500", said Tina.
Last updated: 26 November 2003 12:00
Created by: Barbara Whiteman
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