Louise, from West Yorkshire, is running the Great North Run this Sunday. Here is her story and why she is running for Sands.
Just over 1 year ago, one of my closest friends gave birth to her sleeping baby boy, Rory. As a friend, I felt pretty useless, because what can you do/say to take the pain away when you’ve never felt that kind of loss before? So I decided I wanted to do something to show my support and that I cared by challenging myself for a charity who supported those affected by the loss of their baby. After successfully securing a Gold bond place, I’m honoured to be running for Sands.
What has been your biggest challenge while training?
Training in the heat this summer has been pretty epic, but I have to say, the training I’ve don’t has been on some pretty massive hills across West Yorkshire and they’ve certainly challenged me at times.
What are you most looking forward to about being part of the Great North Run?
I’ve not run a half marathon before, and as nervous as I am, I love the atmosphere you get on race days and I’ve been told by others how amazing the GNR atmosphere is!
What is your expected fundraising target?
Around £1,300 to £1,400…I’d love to reach £1,500 minimum by the time I’m don though.
What is your expected finishing time?
2 hours 40 mins would be a great time for me #snailgirlandproud