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

I started couch to 5k a couple of years ago and caught the bug! Since then I’ve run the London Marathon and took part in a few other 10k races and half marathons, along with the weekly park run.

Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d have the honour to run on behalf of the Severn Hospice in 2024. The hospice is a local charity close to my family’s heart and one that we always support. The comfort they provide to not only the patient but also to the family is second to none.

If you are running in memory of someone, who they were, what did they meant to you and what would they think of you doing this?

My father in law was cared for by Severn Hospice during his last few hours and nothing was too much trouble. The care and compassion they showed went above and beyond.

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

My biggest fear originally was not being able to finish a marathon, however I always think of those we’ve lost and how proud they’d be. My very close friend gave me a shoe tag with the quote “When your legs get tired, run with your heart” so whenever I think I can’t do it I always look down and know that I can. 

What’s your best training incentive?

I have to say I love my music when running on my own and Live is life by Opus is my go to song as it was from this year’s marathon and reminds me of this incredible day. 

It also helps setting training days and where possible sticking to them. It’s too easy to snuggle on the sofa with the pups when it’s cold and wet but that won’t get you round the 26.2 miles we going to be running in April.

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

I want to raise awareness of the Severn Hospice and raise as much as possible for this very deserving cause. I shall also be running it with my partner on his 55th birthday so he will be so proud that I’m doing it for his wonderful dad.

My lovely running buddy is running with us too and we each have our own reasons for running so it’s safe to say it will be an emotional day for all.

What support are you getting from family / friends?

My family and friends are super supportive and have been helping with charity events, car-boots etc.

Anything else you would like to add?

Only a massive thank you to the amazing Severn Hospice and the tireless work you guys do to help comfort patients during the most difficult of times. I feel very honoured to be representing you.

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