Catherine and Jane ran a half marathon which is 13.2 miles on the 2nd of March at silver stone racecourse and are hoped to finish in under 2 and a half hours. We are both novice runners and have never set ourselves goals or targets as high as this before, neither of us have ever been particularly sporty and had never run over 10k before we started training for this half marathon. We are both running 4 times a week usually with a cross training day in between too, with 5 children between us it has been at times a bit of a challenge to find the time to train at all, only 5 weeks left! It will be both mentally and physically challenging for both of us but we are really looking forward to running it now.
We are running and raising money for a very beautiful and brave 7 year old girl called Joni, she is a local little girl from Hornchurch, Essex and our cousins are friends with her family. Joni's story is not an easy one to read and it touched our hearts so much that we felt we should try and raise money through the marathon we are running to try and help this lovely family.
They desperately need the money for joni's treatment.