She did herself and us extremely proud, finishing in a very impressive time and raising over £500 for Friends of Rosie, money which will go towards new research projects in 2018.
Says, Vicky, “I felt very anxious as it was my first half marathon. My training went well over the summer but a sickness bug hit my family and myself two weeks before the run. We were all wiped out for a week which made it a lot harder to motivate myself for the last part of the training.
“Just before the race started I was full of mixed emotions but as I started the run I kept a good pace. The last three miles I ran with a pace marker and was determined to beat him! I managed to get over the finish line with a good time of 2 hours and 7 minutes. I felt very weak and and my legs were sore. It was a very hard run that I didn’t find very enjoyable to be honest!
“I feel very proud of myself in doing this run and pleased that I raised money for Friends of Rosie. Even though at the time I found it hard work to motivate myself, and my amazing family gave two hours a week so that I could do my training, I am so pleased to know that we did it for a great cause.”
A huge thanks to Vicky and her family for an amazing achievement!