Brathay 10in10 Athlete
I am 44-years-old and I am a member of North Cotswold Tri and Run, a triathlon club. Whilst I will never be a triathlete, when the body allows, I am a runner.
I found a love for running about 12 years ago after a kickboxing class was cancelled. My only alternative for my endorphin fix was to go on a three mile run and from that point I was hooked. I completed my first marathon in 2011, 10 months after having my twins. The things a person will do for child free time!
I have run about 30/31 marathons and, more importantly, put in thousands upon thousands of training miles. I have been first lady in a marathon and also third. I am proud of my speedy one time marathon, which was London. In 2017 I completed the 10in10 but, in spite of that, I am not convinced that I cannot do it again. So, why am I back? Brathay stole my heart in 2017 and I think I can do it again and raise more money.
I get my daily inspiration from the stroke patients I work with, through their relentless journey to recover movement that was once second nature. I can move, I can run, and what better way to be thankful than to run to help others.
I managed to raise £4250 for my last Brathay 10in10 and I would love to see £5000 in the pot for them this time around.
Knowing that the long runs I do now will be the fitness that gets me through the event keeps me going. I would love to complete the 10in10 and to be able to walk around on the last day, not the case last time. If I don't take a risk, then I will never know.
I am far from amazing or awesome, but I felt it after my first 10in10. I was so proud of the team and of me and of contributing to something that keeps on giving. I hope to smash my goals again and add that bit more so all those who benefit get that bit more too.
- 2011: Cirencester 5k Race for life
- 2011, 2012, 2018: Chester Marathon
- 2012, 2016: London Marathon
- 2013: Edinburgh Marathon
- 2014: Double Marathon Milton Keynes
- 2014: Snowdonia
- 2017: Brathay 10in10
- 2019: Stratford Marathon
- 2021: Brathay 10in10 Donate
Interested in the 10in10?
Are you an experienced marathon runner and up for a new challenge? Would you like to be one of the few specially chosen athletes to run the annual Brathay 10in10 Challenge Event while raising money and awareness for the charity?How can I apply?