Nov 5th, 2017 is little Leo’s birthday. His aunt, Holly Haywood, has set herself a massive challenge: to run 12 marathons in 12 months. Holly reasons that if her sister can pull through the shock and heartache of PP then surely she, too, can climb this marathon “mountain” in aid of APP but also in celebration of her brave sister and little Leo.
Holly has already completed The Thames Marathon, The Brighton and The Exeter Marathon and has just completed her fourth marathon where she was joined along the way by some of her colleagues.
‘3 of us set off at 09:00 and the first half marathon was completed in 2 hours 30mins. We mainly ran on rural roads and along the beautiful Basingstoke canal.
The weather was perfect, overcast and cool.
The second half we were joined by two more colleagues, this half was more hilly and the legs were not enjoying it as much!
We finished the marathon in 5:39, equalling my PB from the Exeter marathon.’
Fortunately colleagues have offered to run with Holly for varying distances, on her next two local marathons (the next one taking place on 1st August), in order to support this valiant effort. Then she will be halfway there! No pressure!
It is truly tough to keep going at such a huge challenge – as well as tout for sponsors – so we at APP are putting a big shout-out to all of you out there. Please take a look at Holly’s fundraising page and dig deep if you possibly can – www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hollys-Marathon-challenge
Holly is hoping to complete all 12 marathons in time for Leo’s birthday on 5th November, and here’s hoping Holly’s page receives the sponsorship it deserves by little Leo’s next birthday!
A very big Thank You to Holly and all her supporters!