Helen Weller was diagnosed with breast cancer in July 2014 after finding a lump under her armpit.
She underwent chemotherapy, a lumpectomy and radiotherapy, yet throughout was determined to keep her life as normal as possible – even cycling to hospital for chemotherapy due to her dislike of the underground.
Fortunately Helen reacted well to the treatment which finished in April 2015, and has been continuing to challenge herself ever since.
“I just thought ‘why not?’ she explains. “If I can get through cancer I can do anything. I love exercise and I want to really push myself to the limit.”
In October 2015 Helen took part in the Race for Life Half Marathon and completed it in 2 hours 15 minutes – just one week after completing the Berlin Marathon. Talking about the day she says:
“The Race for Life Marathon was really great fun. I have taken part in a lot of running events including marathons and half marathons but the atmosphere at this event was so special. It was incredibly supportive and uplifting.
“I was so proud to be involved and to be able to give something back to Cancer Research UK.”
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