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Laura Makin-Isherwood

Laura attempts running

I’m running the London Royal Parks Half Marathon for The Big Salute because I haven’t done anything silly for a while. Help me

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raised of £250 target
by 17 supporters
  • Event: Royal Parks Half Marathon 2019, 13 Oct 2019

The Big Salute

We are the Big Salute - we raise funds to support armed forces charities

Charity Registration No. 233480


From the girl who brought you such smash hits as:

‘Cycling London to Brighton on a stupidly heavy mountain bike with no training’


‘Walking to Everest Base Camp with a severe ankle injury’

Comes the next instalment in the physical hell trilogy:

‘Doing a half marathon on four weeks training’

That’s right. For those of you who know me, I’m not a runner.  

Aged 10 I shouted at my mum* during a cross country race for merely saying ‘you’re doing well Laura!!!’. She knew my stocky legs and weak mind would hinder my dreams. I knew it too - and I was only half a mile in. 

*It was unreasonable behaviour, mum, and I apologise. 

In the years since, I have largely avoided running except when late for the bus or chasing politicians. But for some reason, 20 years on, I decided I hadn’t done anything stupid in a while and signed up to a half marathon.

‘Work commitments’ (aka watching Chernobyl) have prevented me actually putting much work in. But in the last two weeks panic set in and I have, at least,  been out.

The furthest I’ve run so far is 6 miles. Which on a normal day I’d be pretty smug about. But then I realised it’s not even half way...

I am however, willing to put myself through my own personal hell for charity. So please do help me support The Big Salute by donating a couple of quid...and pushing me on through those long, long, miles. 

Kind regards,