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Felicity Elms

A series of Ultramarathons

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p] Hi,[/p][p] [/p][p] If you don’t already know me, my name is Felicity and this is my story…[/p][p] I have not always been into fitness - quite the opposite. In fact, in my late teens and early twenties, at only 5ft3 I was a size twenty and classified as ‘obese’. Fortunately, something clicked inside of me and with better eating habits and exercise I decided to change this. [/p][p] After a bit of travelling I wound up in Mexico. This is where I stayed and had my beautiful baby boy. Sadly, my relationship did not work out and after some hard decision making my son and I came back to the UK.[/p][p] My attention was first brought to Catching Lives when we came back. I realised how easily it would have been for us to slip through the gaps and ended up homeless. These are the thoughts which first opened my eyes to the great work Catching Lives does.[/p][p] Coming back from Mexico was not an easy move. However, instead of turning to food to combat my depression, I turned to exercise (don’t worry, I am only human and still admit to many chocolate binges!)[/p][p] During my runs in the beautiful city of Canterbury, I was again made conscious of the stark difference between the beautiful city in which we are lucky enough to live, and those who are not so lucky and do not even have a shelter over their heads. People right on my doorstep.[/p][p] It seems so unjust and sad that we, as mere human beings, are not even be able to afford this simple comfort.[/p][p] So, using my ‘therapy’ and my concern with those around me, I came up with the plan of completing not one, but five ultra-marathons. A total of 456km. I made the decision to enter these self-funded, so you are guaranteed that the only thing I will receive are sore legs![/p][p] Any support to this very worthy cause, would be gratefully appreciated. Catching Lives does an incredible job and as humans, I feel it is our responsibility to look out for each other.[/p][p] [b]Isle of Wright; May 5; 106km - 15 hours 18 minutes. 51st Overall, 9th Female.[/b][/p][p] [b]London to Brighton; May 26; 100km[/b][/p][p] [b]Cotsworld Way; June 8; 100km[/b][/p][p] [b]Jurrasic Coast; June 28; 100km[/b][/p][p] [b]North Downs; September 28; 50km[/b][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

25 May 2019


May 23, 2019


Good luck and well done - it’s a great cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 14, 2019

Jen Elvy

I'm sorry I can't give much but this is a token to say I think you are amazing and very well done xxx

£3.00 plus £0.75 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019


I've had an inkling for some time that there was something I had meant to do...

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Stuart Kelly Megan xxx

You can do it!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Paul Lorraine Matthew and Luke

We missed you at the rugby today but raised a glass to you. It’s a wonderful thing you’re doing, you’re amazing!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Jo x

You are amazing!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019



May 4, 2019

Ali Paul and Digby Dog

Hope this keeps you going, you should be nearly finished by now... !!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019

Hannah Putnam

What you are doing is truly something very special and I hope you know that. Keep going super woman, will be praying for strength for you xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Esther Martin

keep going Felicity...........

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid