WGS School nurse, (Ms Easthall) is all set for the London Marathon on Sunday

26th April 19

“I am lucky enough to be running this year’s London Marathon for Bowel Cancer UK. I applied for a place with Bowel Cancer UK as they are a charity that have a special connection for me as I lost my Dad to Bowel Cancer in 2008.

I am a complete beginner runner having never ran before January of this year. I have always watched the London Marathon each year with admiration for all the people taking part and found it hugely inspiring. I have always wanted to give it a go myself and so I was absolutely thrilled when I was offered the opportunity this year and took it with both hands.

The journey has been a real challenge but I have loved every second of it (for the most part!). I have run close to 300 miles in training including 3 half marathon races, 2 10K races and numerous park runs. The experience has been fantastic and I would encourage anyone to give running a go. I can’t wait to take my place at the start line on Sunday.

I would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to everyone for their incredible support and kind words given to me along the way”. Christine Easthall