Marathon debut for Grove House runner
BOTH a marathon and one of its participants will be making their debut next month. Sue McKinnon, a supporter of Grove House, will be taking part in the first-ever Brighton Marathon on Sunday, April 18, and she has chosen it to make her debut as a 26-mile
BOTH a marathon and one of its participants will be making their debut next month.
Sue McKinnon, a supporter of Grove House, will be taking part in the first-ever Brighton Marathon on Sunday, April 18, and she has chosen it to make her debut as a 26-mile runner to raise money for the St Albans day hospice.
Mother of two Sue, who lives in St Albans, started running to keep fit but is now well on the way to achieving her goal of completing a 26-mile marathon course.
She is training with her friend Philippa Mulberry, also of St Albans, and by the time the great day arrives, they will have run over 500 miles together - equivalent to the distance between St Albans and Aberdeen.
The pair, who have already completed two half marathons together, will be joining 9,000 other runners from all over the country in Brighton to raise money for a wide range of local and national charities.
Sue, who grew up in Brighton, admitted: "I am excited and a little terrified at the prospect of running my first marathon; training has been hard but very rewarding. I am really hoping to raise a lot of money for Grove House."
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She continued: "I have friends who have received support from Grove House and I know what a difference such support can make. The care Grove House offers, not only helps the patient but extends to the whole family."
To help Sue raise as much money as possible to support Grove House, visit www.justgiving.com/Sue-McKinnon
To fundraise for Grove House contact Liz on 01727 731008 or visit www.grove-house.org.uk