Robin Hood Half Marathon
Sunday 30 September 2018
#TeamFootprintsFundraisers are ready to run more than 13 miles for Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Nottingham on Sunday.
Never one to turn down a challenge or rescind on a promise, Karen Richards bravely agreed to run the Robin Hood Half this year despite having only been an ‘occasional runner’ (less than 5k) many years ago.
“I was approached earlier this year to ask if I would like to run the Robin Hood Half Marathon to raise much-needed funds for this amazing local charity. I have seen first hand the remarkable impact it has on the children and families, so it was a no-brainer, but was I capable of training for such a big distance? My furthest at that point was from my car to Costa!”
Karen said – “Finally, the half marathon seems vaguely achievable. I spent an extremely hot summer dragging myself out to increase my mileage, which for an old bird like me has been far from easy! What would now really motivate me would be the thought that my friends and family are supporting me by sponsoring both the charity and me.”
Karen runs The Wolds Childcare services, and is a mum of three, so juggling work and family means there are never enough hours in the day, making this a pretty tough challenge. However, true to her word the trainers went on, and she found the time to build up to an incredible and hugely impressive ten miles.
Also ready to run are Abi Sharpe, Chris Beckitt, Dan White, Dave Taylor, Deb Farrell Daly, Ellie Moppett, Kate Tew, Katy Potter, Laura Shaw, and Sarah Merrill. The youngest in the team is four-year-old Laurence Thomas who is taking part in the mini-marathon to support his brother who attends Footprints CEC.
Footprints CEC is the only charity for babies and children with disabilities (and their parents) in Nottinghamshire to transform lives through ConductiveEducation
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