Claire Lomas

Claire's crazy marathon challenge

Fundraising for The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation
raised of £18,430 target
by 1249 supporters
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Event: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon 2018, on 8 April 2018
We fund research into spinal cord injury to find a cure for spinal injury paralysis


Hi all..

I didn't think I would be doing another marathon! In 2012 the London Marathon took me 17 days using the pioneering ReWalk suit, every step is an effort as I am paralysed from the chest down. I struggle with no core strength to hold my body upright, and my arms work hard to balance me. However, every step is a step closer to the finish line, and every penny I can raise will help the exciting research NSIF are doing.

I feel lucky to have the use of my arms as many with neck injuries are unable to do the most basic daily tasks such as feeding themselves , getting dressed etc So I am doing my bit to help make a difference. When my arms ache and I am shattered, the reason I am doing it will hopefully mean I can keep putting one foot in front of the other.

My aim is to do it as fast as I can- less than a week is my goal! This will mean long days walking and each slope, bump, camber etc are all obstacles for me. I can't feel the ground beneath me and not only do I find it physically demanding but also mentally tiring as I focus on where my feet are and what the ground ahead is like.

Any support is really appreciated. :) Thanks xx

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