Rowena Beedell

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Fundraising for Rainbow Trust Children's Charity
raised of £600 target
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Event: London Marathon 2019, on 28 April 2019
Welcome to Rainbow Trust's Campaign page where our marathon runners will be collecting sponsorship for taking part in the 2019 London Marathon.


I started running a few years ago to try to be a bit fitter.  I ran my first 5km (Black park park run) in September 2015 and from then on I have been a regular parkrunner.   I gradually built up to 10km and then Simon (my husband) suggested I do a half marathon.  I thought this was crazy but I put one foot in front of the other and after 2:37 I completed my first half marathon. Then I decided this is it, no more runs over 10km.

After watching my amazing friend Hester complete the London Marathon last year, I thought I will put my name in a ballot and got a place.  So here I am training 4 times a week.  Last week I completed my longest run ever of 17 miles in 3:20, I can not say I enjoyed every minute of it, it but I did it. 

I am so lucky to have an excellent support team in my husband and 6 year old daughter, who are always there to cheer me on.  I have also started running with the Chiltern Harriers and run with them every Tuesday, doing strength and speed sessions.  Here I have been lucky enough to meet two kindred spirits in Amber and Alexa who are also running the marathon, and really helping me to complete this challenging journey.  

I decided to run for the charity Rainbow Trust.  This is a charity I have recently become aware of.  I teach at the Royal Masonic School for Girls and every year we support a different charity, after hearing about the work of the Rainbow Trust I knew I wanted to help in some way and if I was lucky enough to get a place in the marathon I would run for them.  There is more information on the charity here - Rainbow Trust Children's Charity enables families who have a child with a life threatening illness to make the most of precious time together; providing expert practical and emotional support, where they need it, for as long as it is needed. £26 will provide one hour of care, enough time to entertain a seriously ill child so that their parents can have a break.

I will keep you all updated on my progress, but so far it has been tough. The long runs are a killer on the legs and I am often walking/hobbling round school very slowly, but I know that pain is temporary!!!

About the campaign

Welcome to Rainbow Trust's Campaign page where our marathon runners will be collecting sponsorship for taking part in the 2019 London Marathon.

About the charity

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity supports families who have a child with a serious or life-threatening illness. Rainbow Trust pairs each family with an expert Family Support Worker who enables them to make the most of time together, giving them practical and emotional support.

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