This September one color runner will be refusing to give in to his disability and will be putting the walk in fun run! The Brighton CRPS Warriors, led by Martin Leppard, will be taking part in the Color Run to raise money and awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
CRPS is a poorly understood condition in which the person experiences severe and debilitating pain. The pain associated with CRPS is usually triggered by an injury, but a lot more severe and long-lasting than would usually be expected. The pain may be a mix of burning, stabbing or stinging sensations, but there may also be a tingling sensation and numbness.
Team leader Martin developed CRPS following a car accident in January 2013. Because of the effects of the condition Martin’s mobility has been greatly reduced. Martin said
“In the space of two weeks, I went from running 10k a week to being unable to get from one end of my bungalow to the other.”
Despite his reduced mobility Martin is determined to complete the 5k challenge in September, “It was something I wanted to do before my accident. I decided that it would be my personal challenge for 2017. I’m hoping to raise 50p per meter, and I’ll get to the finish line if it kills me!” Martin concluded.
Martin will be accompanied by his friends and family who make up the Brighton CRPS warriors and will all be taking on the Color Run on the 23rd of September.
You can sponsor Martin and his Warrior team by going to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/brightoncrpswarriors.
If you would like more information, please contact Martin Leppard at 07754295468 or email him at Martin.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the charity and CRPS, please visit CRPS UK – www.crps-uk.org
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that causes severe pain which won’t go away. It usually affects just one arm or leg and often follows an earlier injury to the limb. However, the body’s reaction to the injury is much stronger than usual and may affect more of the limb that the initial injury did. Anyone can be affected by CRPS, including children. It most commonly affects the hand and wrist, foot and ankle or knee, although sometimes the entire limb can be affected.
Martin Leppard developed CRPS following a car accident in January 2013. Working in event production and based in Brighton, Martin could often be found behind the scenes at numerous events both in his home town and around the world. One series of events that Martin worked on was the Color Run events that take place up and down the country. Following his accident he had to reluctantly withdraw from the role that he was so passionate and has remained involved in the events industry but not as hands on as he would like.
About Color Run
The Color Run is the original, largest and most unique 5k colour fun run in the world which celebrates healthiness, happiness, friendship and having the time of your life! Thousands of Color Runners start the day in a special edition white t-shirt, getting covered from head to toe in a rainbow of colours at the 4 Color Zones and the brand new Foam Zone around the course.