Trevor runs 100 miles in 10 days
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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.
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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.”
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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.