Miles runs for Alzheimer’s Research UK
The managing director of Expert Labels Ltd, Miles Green, recently ran the Robin Hood Marathon for Dementia to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK. He aimed to raise a couple of hundred pounds for the UK’s leading dementia research charity when he joined the crowd of runners pounding Nottingham’s streets.
Miles, 46, lives in Stowmarket with his wife and two boys. Along with being actively involved in the Air Training Corps, he owns a local company based in Bury St Edmunds. For over 20 years Miles has specialised in all things labelling and has recently rebranded the company, formerly known as Barcode Products Ltd to Expert Labels Ltd.
Miles explained his motivation for running the Robin Hood Marathon and supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK:
“Running a marathon was a goal I set myself to complete this year. I searched the internet and found the Nottingham run and decided to commit. Taking part in the Robin Hood Marathon gave me the ideal opportunity to raise much needed money for research into Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The charity is very close to my heart as my mother was recently diagnosed with dementia.
“My work colleagues were impressed with my training but my wife Mayumi kept saying I need to do more preparation! To keep active I would regularly run half marathons and I also swam a few times a week. Staying fit and healthy is very important to me. The thought of doing a full length marathon was daunting but it’s nothing compared to what people with dementia are going through.
“Having a positive focus helped me complete the course. Alzheimer’s Research UK does an incredible job and it’s a real privilege to be involved in this way. With the crowds cheering and the thought of my wife and children waiting for me at the finish line, it was genuinely amazing!”
It is estimated that over 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia today. Dementia poses one of the greatest threats to public health now and in the future but investment in research still lags far behind other serious diseases.
Miles finished the marathon in four and a half hours, raising nearly double what he expected to with over £420.