London Marathon 2019
In 2017 I set myself a personal challenge to complete another marathon by the age of 40. Having completed the Jersey marathon twice, this time I wanted to do a big city so entered the ballot for the London marathon. It was first time lucky and I got a place for the 2018 London marathon so would complete the challenge a year before my 40th birthday…..or not! Just after securing my place I found out I was pregnant so deferred my entry to 2019. That meant I would do the challenge 5 days before my 40th birthday….nothing like cutting it right to the wire!
Roll forward to 2019 and now with 2 young children and back at work full time, training proved difficult but I was determined to achieve the challenge I had set myself. Sneaking in small runs at the weekend by running home from the children’s various classes, marathon day was fast approaching.
28 April 2019, 10 months to the day after our son was born….race day! The atmosphere was amazing and there was support every single step of the route. My supportive family were there at the halfway point and gave me the boost I needed to complete the marathon in 5h43m.
Despite not initially having set out to do any fundraising as it was more of a personal goal, a lot of family and friends wishing me luck on the day wanted to sponsor me for taking part. How could I not take the opportunity for a charity to benefit from the kind generosity of others. I selected Macmillan Jersey as, like I was about to face a challenge, they provide invaluable support to those who face life’s biggest challenges. They have supported personal friends of mine, some who are unfortunately no longer with us, and to be able to help raise some much needed funds would be the biggest reward of undertaking this challenge.
Thank you to everyone for all the love and support, especially my very own team Dimps, I couldn’t have done it without you!
|Display name||Donation amount|
|The Ohlssons||£ 25.00|
|Tia Hall||£ 20.00|
|Liam M||£ 20.00|
|Azmeera and Tyrese||£ 10.00|
|Sam & Lavina||£ 50.00|
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