On Sunday 30th April I ran the Hackney Half Marathon through my home borough in London. Thanks to the amazing support of over 30 people we have raised around £800 (some still to come in we think & including some gift aid!) for our Hosting Project. That’s over 52 weeks worth of guests allowances which means we have the funds to support a whole year of hosting.Knowing that I was running for BEACON and for all our amazing guests and incredible hosts really helped me get round the 13.1 miles, as well as my lovely family and friends who came out to support me, and a friend a made en route!
I finished in 2hours 27mins! it was great to run through the area where I grew up – I even passed the hospital I was born in.
Here’s me with a medal to prove it. It was quite hard to sit down after 13.1 miles running so once I was down it was a struggle to get up even for a victory photo.
The sponsorship page will stay open for donations for a while longer so its not too late to contribute.
Lizzie – BEACON Team Leader