A 22-year-old from Broadstairs is taking on the London Marathon – and says this time she will do some training first!
Michaella Robinson will run the gruelling 26.2 mile route in April in aid of Hospice UK.
The Gatwick airport security officers needs to raise at least £2,000.
Michaella chose the charity in honour of her dad Douglas who died eight years ago. Douglas was helped by the Thanet Hospice in Margate.
She said: “Without the hospice we would’ve been lost, even if Dad was just in there to give us a little break, or when he was in there when he was near the end, the continuous support from them was amazing.
” I really want to raise money for them so they can continue to help others in need. They are amazing as they even run day centres where people can go to get a bit of normality and to give people the chance to socialise with others in similar situations.
“The support they give families, even after my Dad passed away, was out of this world, they really do deserve all the support they can get, so please dig deep and help me reach my goal.”
The marathon will be Michaella’s second and she is getting fit by training 5 days a week, including spin class and aqua fit, whilst also doing at least an hour in the gym.
Michaella admits she did not train at all for the marathon she ran this year – but did complete it in 7 hours.
She said: “This year I want to beat that and do it in 5 hours or less. This year I’m actually training for it compared to my last marathon when I didn’t train at all.
“I am throwing myself into it 110% as I really want to smash it and make everyone proud of me.
“No matter how small or big the donation I am grateful for it as every penny counts for this amazing charity which I know is close to many people’s hearts. I would love for them to be able to continue supporting everyone they can. I also feel without there support I really don’t know where I would be right now as when I was at rock bottom they helped me through it.”
The marathon takes place on April 23, 2017.
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