At just 20 years old, I was dealt the biggest blow I have had in my entire life, the loss of my beautiful Mum to cancer! One day she was fit, healthy and working hard to provide for her family, to waking up with a broken collar bone, this was the start of the most devastating news I have heard, upon visiting the doctors, sadly my Mum was diagnosed with secondary cancer and within a year she had been taken from us. Not only did my sister and I lose our Mum, I lost my best friend. For those of you who know me, I don’t partake in running and especially not in marathons, however, in memory of my Mum and to try and find a cure for those that unfortunately will face this in future, I am going to be running 10k, I will spend the next 6 weeks training for this event as I want to finish the race running and not walking, I know it will be a hard task but it will be the memory of my Mum, her strength and determination that will see me through this. Please dig however deep or little as you can, I am passionate about this and I hope you can join me in raising as much as possible to prevent further tragedies that we went through. Thank you in advance, it means a lot!!
I am pleased to say yesterday I actually completed the race for life in memory of my beautiful Mum!
I completed the race in 1 hour and 12 minutes, which isn't bad going considering I was pretty poor on the whole training front. My 2 girls unexpectedly joined me 5k into the race and completed it with me for the remainder 5k which was a really proud moment. It was an emotional day, to see that there was so much support from other runners who have very similar experience to what I went through and the atmosphere was really spot on.I will deffo take part next year (With my Girls)Thank you so much to everyone of you that sponsored me, I really do appreciate it and honestly it’s for a great cause that really means a lot. My eldest Andie, asked me who I was running for, when I explained that I was running for her Nanny Ann, not fully understanding, she went onto say she was running in aid of her dog, Toffee (who I am happy to say is not suffering from any ailments) 😊 how children are so innocent and have no idea what life can unexpectedly throw at you, so if all your support and sponsorship helps just one person life/family then that really does make a difference to me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It’s safe to say today I am super stiff and struggling to walk but worth every ache. Thanks again and same time next year…