Karen Whybrow

Karen Whybrow

Virtual London Marathon

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]So I have a marathon place…a virtual London marathon place [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/td4/1/16/1f606.png" alt="😆" height="16" width="16[/img] this is awesome [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t4f/1/16/1f601.png" alt="😁" height="16" width="16[/img]…this is fu&king awful [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t8f/1/16/1f623.png" alt="😣" height="16" width="16[/img]…what was I thinking [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t53/1/16/1f605.png" alt="😅" height="16" width="16[/img][img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t52/1/16/1f923.png" alt="🤣" height="16" width="16[/img][/p][p]I am still jumping from these extremes now!!! I am hoping once my subconscious gets used to being told I can run a marathon this will lessen [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/tdd/1/16/1f9d0.png" alt="🧐" height="16" width="16[/img][/p][p]One afternoon last week I had an unusual child free hour and a half so I took full advantage of it and went for a run [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/ta6/1/16/1f3c3_1f3fd_200d_2640.png" alt="🏃🏽?♀?" height="16" width="16[/img] rather than sitting in the garden with my feet up! I used to run a fair bit in my pre child days. Ben and me would run most weekends and in the evenings but that was over 9 years ago and I always had Ben by my side. Inevitably I came to realise earlier that most of my runs are going to be around places that I last ran with Ben. [/p][p]I was trotting along minding my own business when a cyclist scared the living daylights out of me (a story for another day) as he went past me I fell and end up face down on the track. The poor man [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t52/1/16/1f923.png" alt="🤣" height="16" width="16[/img] after I’d assured him I was okay and that he hadn’t done anything wrong I set off again and the tears came. I ran along crying for a bit, not really at anything or for anything just because it was what I needed at the time. I really must remember to take tissues out with me and remember crying makes running harder work, but it was my best mile time [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t51/1/16/1f603.png" alt="😃" height="16" width="16[/img] [/p][p]This is going to be a tough journey and I’m sure it won’t be the last time I’m a snotty hot mess whilst running. But I do know that Ben will be pushing and cheering me on every mile and every minute [img]https://static.xx.fbcdn.net/images/emoji.php/v9/t2/1/16/1f60d.png" alt="😍" height="16" width="16[/img] [/p][p]I should also add that I am doing this crazy running thing in aid of the most amazing charity Widowed and Young (WAY). It’s a peer support charity for those widowed before the age of 50 and it is the most fantastic community of people. These people see us at our worst and give us a safe and supportive space where we can share in our grief, our darkest fears and thoughts without judgment. They are also there for the positive too as we slowly allow happiness back in and allow ourselves to grow around our grief. All this is done with kindness and often a healthy dose of humour that only someone who has loved and lost as we have will understand. [/p][p]As we know covid has had a massive negative impact on many things including charities. I wanted to do this to give back to the charity that supported me and the girls in the most awful time of my life following Ben’s death. [/p][p]I’d love for you to follow my journey and if you are able I would really appreciate it if you could spare some pennies to sponsor me….(once I’ve sorted a page!!)[/p][p]Life is hard but I can do hard things. [/p][p][url=https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/thiswidowruns?__eep__=6&__cft__[0]=AZWoMQLDxN4NxjR8i1_LYIQ5c_cERF7XrzE_exwxEpDMUEtVimDhAqrhsS0xJf48m4_wlTp6ZP6JTk5WwKN4DTvPE1D4FvSp0oE8AkhE4RxYoZEbQv3Zv5R9oIKDft5oyI4&__tn__=*NK-R]#thiswidowruns[/url][/p][p][br][/p]

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Supporters


Oct 7, 2021

Mum and Dad

We’ll done, brilliant run!!!

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 7, 2021

Anonymous

Well done Karen, you are such an inspiration & great role model for your children. Fi & family xx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 5, 2021

Thomas Jenner

Well done Karen. A fantastic achievement.

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 4, 2021

Nadene

You are such an inspiration Karen. Well done, you're incredible xx

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

James Stokes

Well done Karen!!! Fantastic achievement 👏🏻

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Yvette

Good Luck Karen! We know you can do it! You are amazing! xxx

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

joeyrosella@gmail.com

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Becky Simpson

You’ve got this Karen. Xxx

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Aaron Kerry Zak Max

You can do it. Good luck

£10.00


Oct 3, 2021

Nat and Nick

Good luck Karen! You’ll smash it. X

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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