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Trevor runs 100 miles in 10 days

PUBLISHED: 10:42 18 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:31 18 August 2015

Trevor Rawson at the Thurrock 100 flag parade

Trevor Rawson at the Thurrock 100 flag parade

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Health enthusiast Trevor Rawson is helping local people get fit and leading by example by running 100 miles in 10 days.

Trevor, who is heading up a local initiative to encourage healthier lifestyles, ran each Thurrock 100 route, and as if that wasn’t enough he topped it all off with a 10k run in Newham.

Part of the Thurrock 100 steering group and volunteer run leader for Chafford Hundred Running Group, Trevor has raised nearly £500 for Thurrock-based charity Cariads which supports carers.

The ex-army officer and health trainer is a qualified Tai Chi instructor but has also made it his mission to encourage people to embark on healthy lifestyles.

Trevor is now heading up a free weight-management programme in conjunction with Thurrock Council available to those with BMIs over 28 and under 18.5.

He said: “I knew we needed to something in Thurrock after the appalling health report we had. I applied for funding from various sources for a community health programme and Thurrock Council supported it.”

“The problem we have, is there’s a whole industry out there that’s doing its best to make people fat, a food industry that fills our high streets with takeaways and junk food.”

Trevor says the 12 week course is about education, finding the right motivation, learning how to eat correctly and being active.

“It’s not a faddy diet, it’s about lifestyle change. It’s never too late to start; I’ve worked with people well above 18 stone and they are now down to 13 stone in under a year. But the starting point is finding the reason to do it, without that it just won’t happen. I ask people to make a commitment to look after themselves as a first priority.”

For more information visit facebook.com/ThurrockWeightMP or tc4hessex.co.uk.

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