Carolyn takes on the London Marathon for Cancer Research UK

23 April 2019

Carolyn first found her passion for running when she joined a local running clubs ‘Couch to 5k run’ in January 2017 as a way to get fit.

Carolyn said; “When I joined the running club all I could run was a bath and I struggled to run between two lamp posts to start with. After completing my first 5k I carried on and trained for a 10k race and then went on to train for Warrington Half Marathon in the September. After this I decided I’d never run a full marathon because a half marathon hurt so my mind was made up.

“Months after this, people asked if I would ever take part in a full marathon. And my reply to them was - I will never take part in a full marathon unless I get selected for the London Marathon. I applied last year, thinking I would never get selected (as people have been trying for years for a ballot place and never got one – it’s a bit like a lottery draw!) at least then I would be able to answer ‘well at least I tried’. Then one day in November I got a letter through the post, I had been selected – beginners luck eh?”

“It’s getting closer and closer and I am both nervous and excited. All my family are travelling down to London with me and will be at the side-lines cheering me on.”

“I am running my first ever full Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK and I am asking people to support me. Please visit my fundraising page to donate online, together we can raise money and work as a team to support Cancer Research UK”.

Visit Carolyn's fundraising page 

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