Kirsty – My Marathon Fundraising Story

Kirsty is part of our incredible 2020 Team CP Sport taking on the challenge of the VirginMoney London Marathon in April 2020 and she can’t wait to take part in the world’s largest marathon.

We caught up with Kirsty as she was gearing up for one of our training runs to find out more about why she is supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport by running the 2020 London Marathon for us.

Why do you want to run the London Marathon in 2020?

“I believe that anyone can do anything if they put their mind to it. I love working towards a challenge- this is a massive challenge for myself but also one to tick off the bucket list!”

What does supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport mean to you?

“To run supporting Cerebral Palsy Sport means so much more than just running a marathon- to see how they help and support children to achieve what they didn’t think they could achieve is amazing to be a part of.”

Why have you chosen Cerebral Palsy Sport to run for?

“My niece has Cerebral Palsy and has such determination, so to see what she has achieved and also what your charity does for children with this condition really inspires me.”

How is the training going and what are you enjoying the most?

“Training is ticking over nicely at the moment I’m part of a local ‘zero to hero’ running group where we are all novice runners training to marathon distance- we’ve all really bonded and the support really helps.”

What part of the training are you finding the hardest?

“Getting out running when it’s freezing cold and I’m tired and feel I haven’t got it in me.”

Kirsty hopes to finish the London Marathon in around 5 hours and she says that she doesn’t feel that she is quite at the point to offer advice yet! But her top tip is to sign up to a running training group as they have been a great support rather than trying to train on her own.

Kirsty thinks that the biggest challenges/highlights in undertaking this challenge will be “just sticking with the training plan and juggling the running with 3 children (a husband!), 2 jobs and studying for a degree! It will be worth it though.”

Kirsty is already starting to fundraise for us by doing a Halloween bake sale and getting her employers behind her too! Thank you to Next for supporting Kirsty and our charity!

Good luck Kirsty with the training and thank you for supporting Team CP Sport.

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