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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 seven ultra-marathons. A total of 656km. 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 4; 106km - 15 hours 18 minutes 27 seconds. 51st Overall, 9th Female.[/b][/p][p] [b]London to Brighton; May 25; 100km - 14 hours, 12 minutes, 9 seconds. 63rd Overall, 13th Female.[/b][/p][p] [b]Jurassic[/b] [b]Coast; June 8; 100km - 15 hours, 13 minutes, 25 seconds. 44th Overall, 11th Female. [/b][/p][p] [b]Cotswold[/b] [b]Way; June 29; 100km - 15hours, 39minutes, 11seconds. 9th Overall, 3rd Female.[/b][/p][p][b] South Coast Challenge; August 31st; 100km[/b][/p][p][b] Thames Path Challenge; September 7th[/b][/p][p] [b]North Downs; September 28; 50km[/b][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

30 Sep 2019

Supporters

Aug 8, 2019

Mum and Dad

Keep going Superwoman XXX

£200.00 plus £50.00 Gift Aid

Jul 10, 2019

Helen S

Wow! I'm so impressed! Well done! Hope you get your target and more! :):):)

£10.00

Jul 10, 2019

Anonymous

From a fellow Wincheap mum who is inspired by what you are doing and for such a great cause. Well done so far and good luck for the next ones x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 5, 2019

Midge Bennett

From one fellow walker to another, good luck!

£10.00

Jul 2, 2019

Jess Liz

Conqueror of the Cotswolds!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 30, 2019

Caroline

I am in awe of you battling that heat on the Cotswolds run yesterday so I’m chucking in another £10! One more to go you amazing lady!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2019

Anonymous

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 28, 2019

Kelly

You're amazing Fliss, well done!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 27, 2019

Sarah Pang

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 25, 2019

Katy Sampson

Well done Felicity - an amazing effort.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid