Meet the lucky person who’s putting on their running shoes to raise money for The Brain Charity in next year’s Virgin Money London Marathon.
“I’ve lived in London for six years and I’ve watched the Marathon every year. This year felt like the right time to get involved myself! I like a challenge and know this will push me harder than anything I’ve done before. It is also the perfect excuse to raise money for a good cause, and achieve something mega in memory of my Dad.”
Louise is 28, lives in East London and works in Digital Advertising. Although in her spare time she’s usually jumping around enthusiastically in Lycra to loud music in a gym class or playing sport, she’s never ran a marathon before. So why take up this challenge for The Brain Charity?
“I have never done a marathon before! I have always enjoyed running in my spare time once or twice a week but usually just 4-6 miles at a time. More recently I have extended my runs and have even managed a few 13-17 milers!
Luckily a couple of my friends who have run the London Marathon before have been giving me plenty of tips, including training plans to follow and equipment to buy (I’m hoping Santa might help me out with some new trainers)! My training plan officially starts in Jan and I plan to sign-up for a half marathon in February to get me race-ready.
"A number of people in my life have been impacted by brain conditions including my Dad who passed away from a brain tumour twelve years ago.
The Brain Charity seemed like the perfect cause to support, given the incredible work they do to help those affected by neurological conditions. I am so excited and honoured to be the chosen runner for The Brain Charity and will give it my absolute best effort!”
We’re all wishing Louise the best of luck in her training over the next few months. To sponsor Louise, you can visit her fundraising page here.