Elizabeth Lleshi

Lleshi Arsenal Run

Fundraising for Save the Children
raised of £230 target
by 26 supporters
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Event: Save the Children - Be a Gunner, Be a Runner, on 31 March 2012
Save the Children

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We support children to learn, grow & become who they want to be


I DID IT! I ran 6.4km in 55 minutes around the Emirates Stadium for Be a Gunner Be  Runner. I’m stunned that I made it.


It was a fantastic atmosphere at the stadium; a lovely feeling of lots of Arsenal supporters doing a great thing for Save the Children. I arrived just as the children’s race was finishing and they were all bouncing around with excitement. At that point I wished I could’ve done the children’s distance, as the stadium looked even more enormous that before.


I was reassured that everyone seemed as apprehensive as me and very impressed with the amount of people wearing gold race numbers, meaning they’d raised over £500. A cheer went up as the start horn sounded and I stuck to my plan of ignoring everyone else and just going at my own pace, so quiet quickly my husband and I wear last in the group. However – slow and steady was a good plan as we were soon overtaking walkers but giving them a pat on the shoulder and encouraging them to keep going. There was an amazing steward who shouted his encouragement to every runner and it gave me a spurt of energy when he shouted “you can do this, it won’t beat you”. The spectators and the Save the Children team gave huge cheers – at the start of the race I was waving and smiling at them, but by the end it was a barely audible grunt.


It was a great team spirit the whole race – loads of Gunners being proud supporters of both Arsenal and Save the Children. Well done everyone!


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Save the Children

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Save the Children exists to help every child reach their full potential. In the UK and around the world, we make sure children stay safe, healthy and keep learning, so they can become who they want to be.

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