A little over eighteen months ago I was diagnosed with Advanced Prostate Cancer and from that point I realised my life going forward was never going to be the same . Under the medical leadership of Mr Andy Thomas and Mr Jason Lester and their colleagues at the Rutherford Cancer Centre and St Thomas surgery in Haverforwest my treatment regime began to contain this horrid disease .

After 6 weeks of radio therapy and an ongoing difficult tablet regime my wife Clare set me a challenge of now getting fit again, and this started jogging with her around Roath Park Lake in Cardiff that was approximately in total 4 miles ! She told me it was a mile !

Initially this was so much of a struggle , but after several attempts and each time thereafter it became easier for me ,and then I started to feel a real sense of achievement . Those horrid dark clouds had now started to lift and I began feeling a real purpose in life again .

So time for Clare`s next challenge , how about the Cardiff Half Marathon ?

For this I would need proper training , so step forward Jay Vincent from Gladiator Fitness Haverfordwest who knows all about challenges . A soon as I met Jay I knew he was the man for this mission and he relished the idea of how he would get this overweight misery guts into shape .

With the help of Jay and the kindness shown from all members of my family, work colleagues and my medical team this former couch potato will be on his way to Cardiff !

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