These top tips kept me motivated, why not try them yourself?
- Get your kit ready the night before.
- Prepare a delicious breakfast for after training runs.
- Change your route regularly so you don't get bored.
- Alternate between loop runs, hill training and shorter runs.
- Try other forms of training like weight classes, yoga and Pilates.
"War Child were fantastic at keeping in touch throughout training and fundraising. I arranged a quiz, raffle and auction at a local village hall. Lots of family and friends attended.
We managed to sell out the event and raise an amazing £2,000.
I liked the fact that War Child made the event a very personal and special experience. It has remained that way all the way through my running and fundraising for them.
It really helps to run for a cause you care about. It's true what they say about running a marathon being a mental battle. It really helps to run for a cause you care about, as this consumes a lot of your thoughts whilst you run.
Belief in the cause gives you the strength and motivation you need when the joints are giving up.
The heart and mind is what pulls you over that finish line."
After doing the London Marathon in 2014, She did the Hackney Half Marathon for War Child that same year. She has since run 11 more marathons, 12 in total, including:
- London 6 times
- New York
"Every single one was completed wearing the War Child vest and fundraising for this amazing and vital cause.
I've loved each marathon for different reasons. London is home ground and the support is terrific.
Tokyo and New York were places I'd always wanted to visit."