Alive Spartan Challenge Completed

Brighton Gym Charity

I have been a part of the Alive Crew since April 2012 and Natasha who is also a part of our Crew has always wanted to do something like a mud run. After speaking to one of our members – Kylie Wroe – who used to work at C-R-Y suggested that we take part in The Spartan Race which is a series of obstacles over a wet and muddy 20km.

In October 2014 the Alive Crew and their friends took part in this gruelling challenge raising £868 and then Alive matched the monies raised from the event bringing the total funds raised to £1,736.00.

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Why C-R-Y?

As a Representative for C-R-Y through myheart which is a group of people that have been diagnosed with a rare heart condition or who have had a cardiac episode.
When Toby took over the position of Manage at Alive he promised me that I would be able to hold a charity event here at Alive in support of the charity.
I have always considered myself fit and healthy. I had completed the London Marathon in 2007 and in the run up to 2008 I was training for the New York Marathon and part of the training was to take part in a half marathon.
With that in mind, I signed up for the 2008 Hastings half marathon and at the finish line, I collapsed after having a cardiac arrest.

After a 3 week stay in the hospital and many tests later I was diagnosed with a condition called Brugada Syndrome which is a genetic disease that is characterised by abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) findings and an increased risk of sudden cardiac death.
I then had a Cardioverter Defibrillator- ICD implanted -An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator (AICD) is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation and pacing of the heart.
The device is, therefore, capable of correcting most life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias.
You can read the rest of my story on

About C-R-Y

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions.
Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death- YSCD.
CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD.
CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public, and funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

Thank you
Joseph Tanner- Sales & Reception, Personal Trainer.

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