On 15th October 2017 I will be running my first marathon. I run a lot and have done a couple of half marathons (for "fun") but wanted to challenge myself by running the full Leicester Marathon. I will be running to raise money for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity.
I chose to run for this charity as the dad of a good friend of mine was treated at Harefield Hospital, where he had to have a double lung transplant back in December. Unfortunately following the operation he passed away, however I know that the support provided by Harefield Hospital throughout the illness, both to him and my friend's family was outstanding and therefore hope to raise money to allow this work to continue.
It really will be a challenge as training hasn't quite gone to plan, but I'll get round and would really appreciate any money you are willing to donate to support this great cause.
Annette Samuel