2017 Ealing Half Marathon
24 Sep 2017

Rosie's fundraising page

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Rosie Beresford

Total raised


+ £111.25 Gift Aid

130 Complete
130% of £350.00 target

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To help others regain a sense of control, whilst doing the same myself.

At the beginning of 2016, I had an early miscarriage. An unexpected side effect for me was that it made me feel like my body was out of my control, and I really don't like being out of control!

I decided I would use the time my body was healing to start running again for the first time in years, but injured myself very early on. Ironically, it turned out that it was because I was lucky enough to fall pregnant again very quickly and hadn't looked after myself enough. I hung the running shoes up but had in the back of my mind that I would like to get going again as soon as I could.

My wonderful second daughter was born in December, and with the help of the amazing This Mum Runs community I started to run again in April 2017. Having a young baby literally attached to you most of the day (and night!) doesn't help with that regaining control of your body thing, but it turns out running really really does. At the end of May I completed a 6k race. It isn't the longest I've ever done but it was definitely my proudest race. I have trained carefully, I have looked after my body, and my body has thanked me for it.

At the same time, cancer is affecting all of us. Friends and family. I cannot fathom feeling so out of control of what is happening to your own body. So when I saw that the Ealing Half Marathon was supporting Cancer Research I knew I had to do it. I'll be going from couch to a half marathon in just under 6 months, so it won't be pretty, but I'm determined to do this.

Please dig deep and sponsor me anything you can, every penny really will help to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

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Latest updates


Mark Chester



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Well done on raising money for such a good cause. Good luck with it.


Hilary Cunnane



+£3.75 Gift Aid

Congratulations Rosie, great achievement for a great cause, love Hilary and Michael


Andy and Steph



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Bit late... but hope it has gone or is going well! Super impressed X


Tim Foxon



+£5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Rosie! x


Beccy & Karen



+£2.50 Gift Aid

Thought we'd done this already but it appears not! We'll let you off the squats for this run!! Good luck xx


Stuart Beresford



+£7.50 Gift Aid

On the condition that you don't mention me on Facebook.
Good luck with your time, but well done regardless. X

Total raised£455.00



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