Brathay 10in10 Athlete
I’m Diane Morris, 52 years old and happily married for 30 years. I have 6 children as well as 3 grandchildren and work as a Night Carer in a residential home for the elderly.
I started running 9 years ago, mostly on my own or with a couple of friends. I entered the Great Eastern Half Marathon with a group of mums fundraising for our local playgroup in 2009. In 2010, I completed my first marathon in Nottingham and from then on, I’ve been completed hooked onto the running bug.
I love the freedom and personal sense of achievement that comes from running, particularly when completing different races and progressing onto longer distances. Up until last year, I ran 1 or 2 marathons every year, including my first ultra-marathon in 2014. In 2017, I joined Halmer Harriers, my local running club, and with their support, I had totalled 11 marathons and 4 ultra-marathons.
In 2018, I was selected for the Brathay 10in10 and training transformed my running journey. I started running multi day events and completed 28 marathons in just 6 months. I’m now aiming for 52 marathons in 52 weeks, including 2 ultra-marathons. Without a doubt, the 2018 Brathay 10in10 was the highlight of my year. On the final day, I was joined by fellow members of the Halmer Harriers running the Windermere Marathon, making it a truly special end to my first 10in10. I knew fairly quickly after that day that I’d be applying for 2019 - wish me luck!
- 2013: Milton Keynes Marathon
- 2013: Nottingham Marathon
- 2014: Grimreaper 40 mile Ultra Marathon
- 2015: Hull Marathon
- 2016: Grimreaper 70 mile Ultra Marathon
- 2016: Virgin London Marathon
- 2017: Milton Keynes Marathon
- 2017: Dorchester Marathon
- 2018: Brathay 10in10
- 2020: 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?