Clare has been running for approximately 12 years. She initially trained to do a race for life after the death of a close friend. Following she joined a women’s running group and the 5k’s soon became 10k’s, half marathons and full marathons. She has done about 35 half marathons and 7 marathons.
Clare quotes 'I’m by no means quick but love being part of a supportive running community. Please don’t get me wrong, I still moan, huff, puff and sweat! I now run regularly with the Exmouth Running Belles and I am a group leader'
This year I was lucky enough to get a ballot place to run the London Marathon (rare as hens teeth and wasn’t intending to raise money) However, since then a dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer. She has been incredible over the last few months and I’d like to run this in support of her. During her cancer journey she has been supported and expertly treated by the wonderful Exmouth Hospiscare staff. The charity provides this care in my local community and runs entirely by charitable donations. I also didn’t realize they care for more than patients who are dying, they provide symptom control, support and advice and often coordinate care and empower patients on their journey.
This is likely to be my last marathon so I’ve decided to see if I can help this charity and play a part in keeping it going.
Running 26.2 miles is not easy. I’m busy training, which is not that fun at times. However, my discomfort and inconvenience pales into significance compared to what my dear friend is going through. So, this ones for you J. For you and your beautiful family. Love you xx
So folks, if you’d like to donate I’d be most grateful. There is no pressure and no target so every single penny is welcomed by the folks in my community.
We are thrilled to be chosen as the charity to benefit from this huge challenge that Clare is taking on for us, please help us to support all of her efforts by donating to her Just Giving Page -CLARE'S JUST GIVING PAGE