Stratford couple limber up for charity ultramarathon - The Stratford Observer

Stratford couple limber up for charity ultramarathon

Stratford Editorial 15th Sep, 2023   0

A COUPLE of running enthusiasts from Stratford are limbering up for an ultramarathon in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.

Husband and wife Emily and Lloyd Walton kick off the gruelling Equinox 24-hour race on Saturday (September 16) from Belvoir Castle.

And all the cash they raise will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. The trust funds research into new drugs and treatments for the genetic condition that causes sticky mucus to build up in the lungs and digestive system.

CF affects around 11,000 people in the UK and life expectancy is just 50-years-old.

The cause is close to the couple’s hearts as Emily’s mum has CF.

She is in her 60s now thanks to a wonder drug available on the NHS.

Both Emily and Lloyd were both found to be CF carriers but thanks to a form of IVF which screens the embryo from the condition, their baby girl was born CF free,

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