Postponed from VLM 2020! This girl can!
Going from an occasional runner to a marathon runner! After entering the ballot on a whim (I am so sorry to those who enter year after year as I know this makes you mad 🙈) I was lucky enough to receive my “you’re in!” magazine in October 2019. After the crying, laughing, excitement, terrified feelings calmed down I decided I couldn’t let this opportunity go without raising a little bit of money- it had to be Womenkind!
Without going into loads of details- those of you closest to me will be bored of hearing my story I am sure 😜 I left a DV relationship which ended up with a very near death experience. I survived but then the emotional turmoil, single parenting, having literally nothing, fighting through family court and a crown court trial was a lot to handle! Luckily I had the best of friends, family and Womenkind to get me through it all! (My psychologist also recommended running at the time and I laughed at her...well look at me now 🤪)
I am now in a place where I am ACTUALLY happy! In a loving relationship, the boys are a delight (most of the time!) and my friends and family are still bloody awesome.
Giving something back to Womenkind would be brilliant. In particular I’d like to give the money back to the deaf services they provide and enable them to help other deaf women in Bristol who are struggling at the moment. They helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel and I hope they will continue to do so for others!
Enough of the serious stuff- put your hands in your pocket and motivate me to laugh (cry), run, walk my way round a 26.2 mile course. Virgin London Marathon 2022- I am coming to get you!
Training races include:
Cheltenham 10 k- 13th June
Bristol half- 19th Sept
VLM- 24th April 2022
Smash it, beaut! 💪😘
You’ve definitely got this! Xxx
Go go go Jess! Bloody proud of you! 😘
Jess's fundraising page will be accepting donations for another 186 days.
You got this girl!!! 🏃🏻♀️💪🏼 Let’s have a celebratory drink at the finish line 🥂 xxx
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The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors.
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