Marie, from Washington, Tyne & Wear, is running the Great North Run this Sunday. Here is her story and why she is running for Sands.
In April 2017 my Friends Claire and Chris lost their son Isaac James Asling at 27 weeks and Durham & Wearside Sands have been a huge support since their loss.
What has been your biggest challenge while training?
Building up the miles and number of runs throughout the hot summer period.
What are you most looking forward to about being part of the Great North Run?
The individual stories of fundraising and the general atmosphere
What is your expected fundraising target?
Was £350 but have been blown away with generosity and have currently raised £765!!!!
What is your expected finishing time?
2.30 - 2.45