Our hero this week is Suzanne Cox who recently ran a 45km trail in the Blue Mountains for Parkinson’s, inspired by her late father who had Parkinson’s. Last year, Suzanne ran 130km in 14 days – the same distance as Everest in the same time it took her father to complete the Everest Base Camp walk, raising $11,933.
This year, Suzanne decided to complete the same Blue Mountains Ultra Marathon trail her father had completed when he was 56. It was a gruelling effort but Suzanne raised a further $6,004 to bring her total fundraising tally to $17,937 – Congratulations Suzanne! Thank you from all of us here at Shake It Up for your fundraising efforts which will make a difference towards better treatments for Parkinson’s.
We spoke to Suzanne to hear about how the big run went.
What was the highlight of the day?
Running through the beautiful Blue Mountains and feeling connected to my Dad as I knew he’d run exactly the same track several times. Also a massive highlight was finishing as it was the furthest I had ever run before!