Why are you running and what drew you to fundraise for Severn Hospice?

The London Marathon has always been on my bucket list. I turn 40 in 2024 so what better year to set myself the challenge! I have always said that if I was ever lucky enough to get a marathon place, I would raise funds for Severn Hospice as a thank you for the care they provided to my Dad.

If it is for someone, who they were, what did they meant to you, what would they think of you doing this?

I’m embarking on this challenge in memory of my wonderful Dad – I will be forever thankful to Severn Hospice for enabling him to have a dignified, peaceful, pain free death surrounded by his loved ones. Dad was 100% my proudest supporter – he would be immensely proud of me for taking this on…whilst also secretly thinking I’m a little mad.

What are your biggest fears or is there anything you need to overcome?

Injuring myself in the run up to the big day. I don’t want anything to get in the way of this amazing experience.

What’s your best training incentive – a motivational song maybe or perhaps a special food?

Music (anything upbeat and motivational!) and the thought of well-earned breakfast pancakes at the end!

What do you want to get out of running in this amazing world-renowned event?

I love a challenge but this will be a huge one – I am excited to soak up the atmosphere on the day and hopefully tick a lifelong ambition off my bucket list.

What support are you getting from family and your friends?

Aside from the fact they think I’m a little crazy my family and friends are hugely supportive – constantly giving me loads of encouragement and reminding me how proud Dad would be.

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