'Don't be afraid, don't be ashamed'

BBC Get Inspired caught up with Dennis Yarwood who is running Sunday's Great Manchester Run for the deaf blind charity Sense.

Dennis began running after thinking he was overweight and wants to take part on Sunday to "help those less fortunate."

Great Manchester Run 2016 takes place on Sunday May 22 and you can follow the action on BBC TV and also on our live text commentary.

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