A massive thanks to Rebecca who decided to participate in the Richmond Runfest Marathon to raise funds and awareness, as in her words she was inspired by the work of The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust having found herself in the midst of a traumatic experience back in 2012.
Despite struggling with shin splints in training Rebecca ran a truly amazing marathon in an incredible time helped along with family support en route.
The race was amazing. I am so chuffed with myself for finishing my first marathon. I far surpassed my expectations of pace as well – achieving a time of 4 hrs 16 mins. Given I had to take three weeks rest in July due to an injury, then we went for a two week camping holiday in France and then we moved home when we got back I am over the moon with my time. It feels amazing to have achieved it – a well earned medal! I also got my fundraising target of £300 – awesome!
Rich and the kids supported me on the day and it meant so much to me to see them as I progressed along the course. There were long stretches with no supporters so to see their smiling faces and outreached hands (for high fives) did wonders for my spirit and keeping me going. The kids loved having hot chocolate in between cheering points.