Story

Well... here I am, running my first ever marathon.  I must be mad!

Many of you will know my motivation for entering.  Sadly, last Apil I lost a friend who was out running and had an an aneurysm.  Whenever I am out training, and it gets tough, I always think how fortunate I am to be able to do this.

The training itself has been a massive commitment - not being a 'natural' runner, I have found it a real challenge, but I am so determined to do it, and will finish, even if I have to crawl over the finish line!

Just to update people... I ran my first half marathon distance today (21st Feb) I did ok, but my knees are quite sore, and the prospect of running twice as far is immensely daunting! Oh well...I'll keep pushing!!

As a further update... I completed the Milton Keynes half marathon on Sunday 8th March - 2hours and 11 minutes. The wind was howling, but at least I finished in one piece! I am running 16 miles on Sat 14th March!

Here goes with another update... I hit the proverbial 'wall' on Sat 28th March. My legs just didn't want to work... after a few tears , I have pulled myself together and am now ready to rattle 20 miles off on Sat 4th April... then just a little r & r before the big day! 

Well, here I am, a few days before the BIG day. I write this on 23rd April.  I completed my longest run (21miles) on 5th April, and have tapered my training since then.  No-one warned me about the dull aching I would have in my legs - that worried me a bit until I spoke to others who were exactly the same!

I will be appearing in the local press this weekend, and maybe on BBC Hereford and Worcester radio on Monday morning - so please tune in!

I DID IT!!!!! 4hrs 47minutes! I write this on Monday 27th (the day after). I have never felt pain like it before! The atmosphere was amazing, and I am so grateful to everyone for their support. Thank you all so much! x x x (i'll start training for next year in a few weeks!)

I am raising money for a charity who work with people with learning disabilities called SpeakEasy NOW.  They are hoping to raise enough money for their own website.  The charity is based in Droitwich, and 100% of the pledges will go straight to them, without any funds being taken up in administration.

Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: SpeakEasy NOW gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

So please dig deep and sponsor me!

Thank you for your support!

Raising money for

SpeakEasy NOW

SpeakEasy NOW

Charity Registration No. 1106914

SpeakEasy NOW helps people with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves. It has campaigned against hate crime, and for better health and other important issues. It provides training and support for many people with learning disabilities in Worcestershire.

Donations 35

Well done Amy - you did brilliantly and should be very proud of yourself!! Here's to the next one... x

Donation by wendy allen on 30/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Congratulations - a great achievement!!

Donation by Maureen & Patrick on 29/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

A great achievement for a good cause - friends of Sylvia

Donation by Steph&Doug on 29/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I was talking about you down at the gym the other day with a girl who knows your brother(we both said when's that skinny bird doing that marathon?)

Donation by Chow Willis on 29/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Amy and in a very respectable time to be proud of

Donation by Kate Robinson on 27/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Well done Amy!!!

Donation by Sylvia Meyrick on 26/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

You star! Thanks for inspiring me to get running again too. Hope you're not aching too much. J x

Donation by Jenny Pitts on 26/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

what an amazing bridesmaid!! x GO GIRL! x

Donation by Jill Wynne on 25/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Wow Amy ! You are AMAZING, but you know that already. Is your mum following behind ? Not. X

Donation by The Baldies ! on 25/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

With you in spirit - good luck.

Donation by Steve Pell on 24/04/09

£11.00

+ £3.10 Gift Aid

good luck girl !!!

Donation by jon wardle on 24/04/09

£15.00

+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Lyn told me tonight you were running the Marathon - best of luck! Just keep smiling!

Donation by Marilyn Ford on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck Amy, although we're sure you won't need it! Just enjoy yourself...if you can.

Donation by Nic & Dan on 23/04/09

£52.00

+ £14.67 Gift Aid

Good luck Amy!

Donation by Richard Hill on 23/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Well done Amy, Will be thinking of you on Sunday! Good luck x

Donation by Hannah Walker on 21/04/09

£5.00

+ £1.41 Gift Aid

All the very best, be thinking about you, and willing you on.......most of all, if you can, ENJOY xxx

Donation by Andrew Street on 20/04/09

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Good luck Amy!

Donation by Lyn Cole on 19/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Go for it Amy its a good cause

Donation by Ken Next Door on 17/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Hope the donations keep coming;as the going stays tough, think of the cause, think of the relief when it's over, you never have to do it again ! xx

Donation by Tony Stock on 13/04/09

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I know a fab masseuse!

Donation by Jude (HowAreWe, 115 Norbury House) on 03/04/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

keep on running!!

Donation by michelle parkin on 01/04/09

£5.00

Good luck

Donation by Nick Pearce on 26/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good luck honey although i'm sure that you will not need it! xxxx

Donation by Adrian Smith on 19/03/09

£130.00

+ £36.67 Gift Aid

Rather you than me

Donation by Martin Hall on 19/03/09

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Where do you find the energy! Good luck. Xx

Donation by Julie & Andrew Overton on 13/03/09

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£734.00
  • Offline donations£186.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£920.00
  • Gift Aid£205.62

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