I’ve recently been diagnosed with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). This came after many years of having almost every symptom but not having any luck with doctors. My overactive thyroid has been caused by Graves’ disease and I also have thyroid nodules. So I’m raising money to allow the charity to help other people like myself and offer support and advice to others.

The symptoms affect my day-to-day life so I'm raising money for the BTF to support more research and to ensure others don't have to go through what I’ve had to go through during my diagnosis.

I have never run in my life and have only recently started running after work. I’ve set myself a challenge to run a 10k race and have decided my main one will be the AJ Bell Great Bristol Run 2025- 10K with some 5K races before that! Chloe Dymond