Calvin took on and completed all four Wolf Runs in 2017 to support the Psoriasis Association! The first 'Spring' event took place on the weekend of 8th and 9th April, with Calvin and his friend John completing the course in a time of 1 hour and 25 minutes.
The 'Summer' event was held on the weekend of 3rd and 4th June, with Calvin and John finishing in a similar time to the first event, describing the experience as 'extremely muddy and great fun!'
Calvin's brother joined him for the 'Autumn' run on the weekend of 2nd and 3rd September, despite only having a month to train. This was a real family affair with the whole family (including Grandma) present to show their support.
The final run took place in November, with Calvin describing it as 'the toughest run of them all.' In making it to the end, Calvin completed the series and achieved the Alpha Wolf Award!
Calvin says "I have had psoriasis since 16 and am now 30, varying from slight to severe - severe most of the time with plaque and guttate. Tried every lotion, potion and diet going – had UVB treatment (multiple times), used methotrexate and now trialling Otezla. This disease makes you feel very low and want to cover up and hide. It’s upsetting and embarrassing and a vicious cycle. Something needs to change!
I believe we all have to make an effort to make a change (hence these sponsored events). My wife and family have been a great support, and my dermatologist. This is the most important thing to get you through it!! We have to remain positive! We live in an exciting era, the golden age of science and technology, we must support either directly or indirectly. We can make a difference, we have to put the effort and resources required to make a change for the long term."
Calvin, his brother, and friend John have managed to raise over £420 (including Gift Aid) altogether! If you'd like to add to their fundraising total, you can find Calvin's fundraising page here.