Paralympian and Cocoon SDA Care Ambassador reflects on Tokyo Marathon and charity events

Not my finest moment

Just as life is full and peaks and troughs, so too is sport. Last week I competed in my first Marathon Major of the year. The Tokyo Marathon presented participants with cold temperatures and moderate winds. I am no stranger to these harsh elements. However, coming off the back of a nasty case of covid over the Christmas period resulted in missed training sessions and a lack of intensity due to a long recovery. As a result, my performance was undercooked. I placed 5th in a time of 1.56.
Disappointed with my time but spurred on by knowing that I am now healthy, and the consistent and intense training needed to be at my best can begin again. I now have one month until the Boston & London Marathons, and I intend to get the most out of every session.

Minhaj Dinner

In late February I had the pleasure and privilege of travelling to Brisbane to represent Cocoon SDA Care at the Minhaj Fund-Raising Dinner. The dinner aimed to raise much-needed funds for the victims of the Turkey & Syrian earthquake.
The Minhaj Welfare Foundation is a worldwide not-for-profit humanitarian aid organisation and is on the ground providing support in all forms to the victims of this horrific natural disaster. The night was a great success and raised over $70,000 In funds.

Going Global!

This month the Cocoon SDA Care team travelled to Saudi Arabia as the Major Sponsor of the Saudi Disability & Rehabilitation Expo. The Expo was not only a critical networking event but also an opportunity to explore the very latest in cutting-edge assistive technology for those living with disability.
The Cocoon Team also expressed their excitement about the connections made between various countries and cultures, as well as the path they continue to forge in providing high-quality services to each and every one of their participants.
Wish me luck for a smooth month of training. In the meantime, take care of yourselves and each other.

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Christie Dawes