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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 4; 106km - 15 hours 18 minutes. 51st Overall, 9th Female.[/b][/p][p] [b]London to Brighton; May 25; 100km[/b][/p][p] [b]Jurassic[/b] [b]Coast; June 8; 100km[/b][/p][p] [b]Cotswold[/b] [b]Way; June 29; 100km[/b][/p][p] [b]North Downs; September 28; 50km[/b][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

30 Jun 2019


Jun 10, 2019

Jess and Liz

We're struggling to keep pace with you, Fliss - hope this helps towards the shoe leather to Brighton and Dorset! The Cotswolds are trembling...

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2019


£7.50 plus £1.88 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019


£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2019

Ben and Claire

Rather you than me Felicity! Amazing effort and a great cause. Well done!

Jun 1, 2019

Jacquie Pavey

You are truly inspirational and such an amazing, kind and compassionate person. I’m in awe of your dedication and continual good spirit despite what is clearly a gruelling challenge, wishing you the best of luck for the rest of your running, love Jacquie

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2019

Hannah Dave Isabel and Alfred xx

You are AMAZING!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 1, 2019

Julie Williams

An inspirational story Felicity, for such a worthwhile cause. Good luck xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2019

Mum and Dad

Brilliant work so far!!!! We are proud of you Super Woman XXX

£260.00 plus £65.00 Gift Aid

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