Stamford woman Becca takes on running challenge for charity

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A WOMAN is attempting five half marathons to raise money for an elderly care charity.

Becca Brown, 23, from Warenne Keep, Stamford, has taken on the gruelling challenge in support of the Evergreen Care Trust, which helps elderly and vulnerable people around the town.

Becca volunteers for the trust’s soup service, which delivers a daily hot meal to people in the community.

She will also raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society when she attempts the Great North Run in Newcastle in September.

Becca, who works at T&C Robinson, completed one of the five 13.1-mile runs in Grantham in March.

Now she is training for her second event, in St Albans in June, and hopes to reach her fundraising target of £1,000.

Becca said: “For some crazy reason I decided to run five half marathons this year, which is 65.5 miles.

“Training for the St Albans run is going well. I’ve been doing a lot of running with the Stamford Striders running club, which has been good practice.

“The first run in Grantham went quite well. It was pretty hilly but I managed to do it in two hours and nine minutes, which was well within my target of two hours 30.

“Considering I could barely run a mile last May, this is a fairly big challenge for me.

“So far I have raised about £450.

“I’m aiming to raise £500 for each charity, and I’m hopeful I can do that before October.”

The St Albans run takes place on June 16, followed by the Great North Run on September 18.

Becca will also take on the Great Eastern Run on October 9 and finish with the Great South Run on October 30.

To sponsor her visit www.sponsor-me.org/5halfmarathonchallenge or call in to T&C Robinson on St Mary’s Street, Stamford.