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Fiona Baker-Holden

Running in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival

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My story

[p][b][i][u]I am running the Edinburgh 10K for Headway on 05 September 2020 to say thank you to them[/u][/i][/b].[/p][p]The Headway website and brain injury identity card have been real eye-openers and saviours to me, in the comprehensive amount of information about brain injuries I have managed to find out. Finding their website was an emotional break-through for me![/p][p] [/p][p]Following a near fatal, high speed, sporting accident in 2018 whilst racing at the Isle Of Man TT races, which left me with a broken neck, some brain injuries, severed ligaments in my right arm and severed nerves from my spine into my right arm, I have learned so much information from Headway about the brain injuries I am faced with and realised I wasn’t imagining things. [/p][p]After spending a month in hospital following my accident, I had to learn to walk again as well as learn to do many other basic actions, including running. I spent 18 months off work rehabilitating, trying to get an arm I thought I'd never get the use of to work again, as well as teach my brain new ways to do things and try to come to terms with the difficulties I encounter on a daily basis.[/p][p]Running has been something I can do to feel well, which takes the focus of the pain away from my arm and that isn’t too mentally taxing for me - bearing in mind that it took about 6 months to even be able to run a single mile, once I’d got walking again. [/p][p]So for me to be able to complete the 10K for Headway, it will be a fantastic achievement in raising money and be a physical achievement too, because while I run to feel well, running isn’t something I enjoy doing! But because I’m doing it for Headway: it will be worth it.[/p]
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Mar 15, 2020

John Holden

£70.00 plus £17.50 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2020

AJ and Nicky

Best of luck Fi

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 16, 2020

David & Alice

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 23, 2020

Sandy Mayhew

Good on you Fiona. I'll always remember you and your dad were first over to check I was OK when I came off at East Fortune. Nowhere near as serious as your accident but still nice when people show concern

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 22, 2020

Mario Stropek - Austria

I hope yourself do better day by day, Fiona.


Jan 21, 2020

Elizabeth Mayhew

Good luck!


Jan 21, 2020

Diana Dyce

Inspirational, you always were an awesome woman. Wonderful place, scenery wise to face just another challenge

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 16, 2020


All the best Fi, you can do it!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 15, 2020

Joyce Couper

Thank you for the support and the memories you created for Andrew. The best of luck with your run.


Jan 15, 2020


All my best

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid