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I am Anna Palfrey, a detective in Thames Valley Police.

In September 2018 my partner PC Tom Dorman was hit by a car whilst on duty and, as a result of his injury, lost his leg below the knee.

Since Tom’s discharge, Police Care UK have been a great help to Tom through funding a new wheelchair and a handbike, both of which are fit for his needs.

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I am Anna Palfrey, a detective in Thames Valley Police. In September 2018 my partner Tom Dorman was hit by a car whilst on duty and, as a result of his injury, lost his leg below the knee.

Since Tom’s discharge, Police Care UK have been a great help to Tom through funding a new wheelchair and a handbike, both of which are fit for his needs.

I wanted to do something myself to raise funds and make people aware how Police Care UK can help those in need. Many people simply do not know that they exist.

I decided to take on the almighty Wolf Runs. These are a series of runs interspersed with obstacles, rivers and differing terrain. Previously I’d completed 1 wolf run which was in the summer of 2018, a hard task but one I thoroughly enjoyed.  There are four wolf runs across the year – each in a different season; spring, summer, autumn and winter. I plan to complete all 4 runs across the year.

Having previously struggled with knee pain when running, my training focused on cardio fitness and weight training to get my strength up.

Admittedly I was extremely apprehensive for the first run due to the very cold temperatures, and the thought of submerging myself in freezing water was not a good one.

The run started well, however after the first 3km I experienced severe pain in my knee which meant I had to walk the remainder. This made the cold temperatures even harder. But I soon realised that the brief pain I was experiencing was nothing in comparison to what some of the beneficiaries of this amazing charity have been and continue to go through.

I finished the run in 2hours 10minutes and was very happy to finally finish and get warm and dry!

I am looking forward to the next run where I hope my knee is better and the weather is warmer!

If you would like to donate to my justgiving page, please follow the link below:
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/anneliese-palfrey?utm_id=27

 

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