Ruth Mottram

Ruth is running the Copenhagen Marathon (gulp)

Fundraising for Medecins Sans Frontieres / Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
raised of £300 target
by 13 supporters
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We provide emergency medical care worldwide to people affected by conflict & disasters.


About 5 weeks ago, in utter frustration at my lack of fitness, or motivation to do anything about it, and absolutely inspired by a friend's stories of running, I decided to sign up for the Copenhagen marathon. 

Given I'd done very little training beforehand I wasn't even sure I'd make it to the starting line! 

However, thanks to a quick Google search giving me a 30 day training plan ( yes really! 30 days! Probably don't try this at home kids) plus some excellent advice from a couple of elite athletes I somehow seem to know, I'm now pretty confident I'll at least start and probably finish. Hopefully even within the  6 hour cut-off for the marathon. 

So then it seemed like a good opportunity to raise some money for a good cause, hence this page. Don't worry, I'm not intending to start a marathon habit and keep hounding you for donations..

But I would really appreciate your support in getting me over the finish line within the allowed 6 hours. Given the challenges facing them in Syria, Afghanistan, the Mediterranean and many other crisis zones around the world, I think the excellent Medecins sans frontieres/Doctors Without Borders will be able to make very good use of the money. 

The usual spiel is below. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this and hopefully donate! 



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