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Felicity Elms

A series of Ultramarathons

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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 - 14hours, 25minutes, 27seconds. 37th Overall, 8th Female.[/b][/p][p][b] Thames Path Challenge; September 7th; 100km - 13hours, 14minutes, 47seconds. 81st Overall, 12th Female.[/b][/p][p] [b]North Downs; September 28; 52.75km - 6hours, 15minutes, 11seconds. 16th Overall, 5th Female.[/b][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

30 Sep 2019


Nov 8, 2019


From your friends at CBC X


Oct 29, 2019


From Cicely at CBC X


Oct 27, 2019


From Adam and Ellie XX


Oct 25, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 25, 2019

Andrea James

Well done Felicity, what an amazing story! Lovely to meet you the other day.


Sep 29, 2019

Graham Christine

What we owe you for the extra couple of hundred kilometres you threw in just for fun. An awesome achievement. Love and respect.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 28, 2019


From Margaret. In memory of my best friend X


Sep 23, 2019

Matt and Becky

Well done Felicity!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019


Well done Felicity. Inspirational. Xx


Sep 14, 2019


It has been an absolute pleasure to share your journey in running these Ultras with you. Your determination is an inspiration and I am glad to call you my friend and Ultra buddy!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid