“Each step for E.A.C.H” has been Amy Bailey’s mantra since she began training for the London Marathon in aid of East Anglia Children’s Hospice. The mum of 3 has juggled her usual daily routines alongside a training schedule she can incorporate with her family also.
After a late placement from the marathon Amy began her training in January, attending the regular Littleport Park Run each Saturday morning with her 8 year old daughter and signing herself up for numerous local runs such as the Festive 5k and Bubble Rush. She also took part in R.E.D which was a community initiative which see people running a little every day, for mental health charity MIND. Through this she managed to kick start her training, covering 136 miles in January!
This will be Amy’s first marathon. She has always enjoyed fitness and running and once her training regime began, even with her asthma becoming problematic at one point and a throat infection, she has achieved being able to run from 5k to a half marathon in just 4 weeks!
Amy is running for the charity EACH. East Anglia Children’s Hospice are a small charity who support families and care for children and young people with life threatening conditions and terminal illness. Due to personal circumstances Amy has chosen to run for EACH with all proceeds going directly to them. Her target is to raise £2000.
On the 7th of April Littleport Leisure Centre have arranged a family quiz night which will have a £2 entry fee. All proceeds from this evening will also go towards East Anglia Children’s Hospice. There will also be a raffle with some fantastic prizes donated from our local business, again with proceeds for EACH.
Amy tells me about how motivated she is to run the marathon due to her utmost respect for the inspirational charity. Her children are all especially proud of their mother and will be joining her, along with her husband and other friends and family on the day of the marathon. Between now and April 29th, Amy is increasing her training schedule, participating in the Cambridge Half Marathon, Norwich Half Marathon and other runs to prepare her for the London Marathon.
Amy describes the crowds and supporters at these events as one of the key aspects at motivating her to keep going and finish. The support being overwhelming from those cheering the runners on.
If you would like to support Amy on her Marathon run you can find all the details at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/fundraiserPage?pageld=1000340
Details of East Anglia Children’s Hospice can be found at: www.each.org.uk