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Hamish runs 10K to raise money for youth charity

The Director of the Diocesan Youth Service, Hamish MacQueen, has run 10k to raise money for the Benjamin Foundation.

For many people running 10k isn’t much of an achievement but for Hamish it really was.

He was running at the recent citywide ‘Run Norwich’ event. “I’m unfit, fatter than I should be,” said Hamish, “and I hate running, so it was the perfect challenge.

“I stupidly trained for only a month beforehand, running round the block  and manged to get up to 7km, but that was a real struggle. I just hoped the atmosphere and adrenalin on the day would carry me through the last bit and thankfully it did.

“The first 6km was OK, 7 and 8 were really tough but then on the last two you know the end is in site and everyone is cheering, so you just keep going. I couldn’t walk very well the following day but it was worth it.”

Hamish was raising money for the Norfolk-based Benjamin Foundation, a charity ‘bringing hope, opportunity, stability and independence to children and young people experiencing challenges’ (

If you would like to donate, please click on the donate button on their website.

Pictured above is Hamish MacQueen running for the Benjamin Foundation.