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£606raised of £473 target by 23 supporters

    Weʼve raised £606 to thank the Mackenzie Centre

    Funded on Wednesday, 15th November 2017

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    Story

    Eleven years ago this month, my fabulous supervisor Mark Harmer gave me the opportunity run the Philadelphia half marathon with him. (At that time I don’t think I’d even run so much as a 5km!). It was amazing and painful in equal measure. I remember collapsing over the finish line and wondering how/why on earth anyone would want to run that entire distance AGAIN?

    Well, I’m almost ready to find out. On Sunday 24th September I’m attempting to complete my first marathon - Loch Ness in Inverness. This is a really big deal for me, as Inverness was home to my Grandparents, Jack and Doris MacKay.

    I am raising money for the Mackenzie Centre. Thanks to them, my Grandparents were able to remain living independently in their own home after my Grandad’s stroke. They really were wonderful, and provided both practical and emotional support – which gave my Grandad a new lease of life!

    Thank you very much to everyone who’s supported me this far. It has been every bit as tough as I was warned it would be.

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    • Laura Mackay9 months ago
      Laura Mackay

      Laura Mackay

      9 months ago

      Thank you so, so much. I think my fellow running friend summed it up with, "that was beautiful, but brutal!" I'm near the finish here, but it seemed like forever away. It would have been so easy to stop, but you guys kept me going. THANK YOU :-D xx

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    • Laura Mackay9 months ago
      Laura Mackay

      Laura Mackay

      9 months ago

      Boom! I broke the 2hr barrier!!! ;) :-D

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    • Laura Mackay9 months ago
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      Laura Mackay

      9 months ago

      Thank you very much to everyone who's donated (both on and off here) it means a lot. You've been so generous, I met my target (50p per training mile) within 24hrs! I've decided to increase my target to £473 - that would work out at £1 for every mile I've ran to train for this. We're flying to Inverness tonight! I already have butterflies.... :)

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    9 months ago

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    23

    • Ishty Hussain

      Ishty Hussain

      Sep 27, 2017

      Awesome - well done! :)

    • nicola boothman

      nicola boothman

      Sep 25, 2017

      Well done Laura xx

    • Claire Clarke

      Claire Clarke

      Sep 24, 2017

      Good luck Laura! Hope you enjoy the run and all the beautiful views up there. Well done on all the training, I'm hoping it makes today a piece of cake! (Which you should definitely indulge in later!)x

      £20.00

    • Steve Morgan

      Steve Morgan

      Sep 24, 2017

      Great work!

      £26.22

    • Iain Pretty

      Iain Pretty

      Sep 23, 2017

      Good luck Laura!

      £150.00

    • Richard & Giancarlo

      Richard & Giancarlo

      Sep 22, 2017

      Good luck Laura - the air is cleaner up there so I expect a sub 4-hour finish! 😋Of course joking - it’s a great thing to put yourself forward for and a great reason too.

      £40.00

    • Michaela

      Michaela

      Sep 22, 2017

      Good Luck Laura!

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