On Sunday 3 April, Anna will be running the amazing streets of Paris for the 2022 Marathon in memory of her wonderful Uncle Ken. Below Anna shares with us how the training has been going and her motivation for running for Trinity:

 Anna running a race in a Royal Trinity Hospice purple t-shirt

“I’m usually quite active and I like to challenge myself, I don’t do things by half! It takes dedication to train for a marathon - the easiest part will be running it! (Here’s hoping!) So far I have ran two half marathons in the last three weeks and have increased my distance to my longest run to date to 20 miles!

I have only run one marathon before, back in 2019, for Macmillan cancer charity when my uncle was first diagnosed and I said I’d never do another one but here I am just a few days away from the Paris Marathon - now raising money for the incredible Royal Trinity Hospice and I’m so very excited and blessed that I am able to do this.  

Anna smiling on the race track during a half marathon

The motivation to pick up my running shoes again, was my uncle Ken, who’s always been incredibly kind to me over the years, a truly amazing man, the amazing support Trinity offered him and his family throughout the time he was there, it was particularly important as it was over Christmas time, and the staff and team at Trinity made it the best Christmas the family could possibly have had at such a so very tragic and challenging time. The staff at Trinity really did go above and beyond and we will always be ever so grateful for that.

Anna holding a medal after completing a half marathon race

The team at Trinity have been incredibly supportive throughout my fundraising from the start and I couldn’t be prouder to run the Paris marathon wearing my Royal Trinity Hospice shirt, and I’m delighted to have been able to achieve my fundraising target and beyond to support this incredible Hospice.

My fundraising link is below and I would be ever so grateful for any donation towards my challenge and to Trinity and the amazing work they do, it really has meant so much that my friends, family and strangers have got behind my challenge."

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‘As Ken the photographer would say - ‘always fill the frame in life’ .. and I’ll certainly be doing this for him when I run the 26.2 miles in his memory…’