Trainees' marathon training

PUBLISHED: 11:56 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 20:19 03 May 2010

Lindsay and Amy are gearing up for the London Marathon

Lindsay and Amy are gearing up for the London Marathon

TWO young trainee solicitors are swapping cases for races as they get in training to run the London marathon. Lindsay Lewis and Amy Tabraham, both aged 24, work for the same legal firm in London and plan to raise £1,250 each for The Mental Health Foundati

TWO young trainee solicitors are swapping cases for races as they get in training to run the London marathon. Lindsay Lewis and Amy Tabraham, both aged 24, work for the same legal firm in London and plan to raise £1,250 each for The Mental Health Foundation. Lindsay, of Wood End Hill, Harpenden, and Amy, who lives in Worley Road, St Albans, chose this charity because both have close members of their families who suffer from mental health problems. Lindsay, a former pupil of Haberdashers' Aske's School in Elstree, said: "I have an aunt who was left brain damaged after a diabetic coma but we both have colleagues who have suffered terribly because of depression. People have sympathy for physical illnesses but the mental health charities often get overlooked." Lindsay, who lives at home with her parents, has been supported and encouraged by dad Derek, himself a former marathon runner until a knee injury forced him to quit. She said: "Amy and I first met through playing lacrosse at school so I suppose we are both quite sporty but the most we have run to date is 10 miles." To get fit enough for the 26-mile event in April, they have signed up to do two half-marathons in Reading and Liverpool. They are also running seven miles three times a week together. Lindsay, who read classics and ancient history at Warwick University, has already raised £200 towards her target. Would-be sponsors can make donations for both women on www.justgiving.com/lindsayslondonmarathon

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