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Katherine Hay-Heddle

Katherine Hay-Heddle - 185.9 miles in April

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My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. [/p][p]I have been lucky enough to get a place in the London Marathon 2017.  Whilst I have run a few marathons I have never run London and I am really excited about it.  Whilst running a marathon is a challenge in itself I decided to make things a little harder by revisiting my first ever ultramarathon too.  I first ran the Marathon des Sables in 2001 and it will be great to experience this amazing race again.  Now the dates are a little (!!) close together.......the Marathon des Sables has announced that this will be the longest ever route at 159.7 miles (plus a charity day at the end of about 10 miles) in stages between 9th and 15th April.  I fly home from the desert on Monday 17th April and the London Marathon is a mere 6 days later on Sunday 23rd April.  I hope to have washed all the sand away by the time I line up at the start line in London but it will be a real challenge for me as I may be a little broken.    To inspire me to keep putting one foot in front of the other I am raising money for Heads Together.  This is a campaign spearheaded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to take away the stigma associated with mental health issues.  Heads Together is a partnership between 8 inspring charities (for details of which charities, see below) which are working together to end the stigma around mental health and change the national conversation on mental health and wellbeing.  To find out more please visit their website [url=http://www.headstogether.org.uk]www.headstogether.org.uk[/url][/p][p]By the time I reach the finish line in London I will have raced 185.9 miles in 2 weeks and 1 day and completed a charity trek of about 10 miles.  I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.  Katherine xx[/p][p][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: "Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-fareast-font-family: Arial; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: "Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;]The Charities are: Young Minds, Mind, Anna Freud, Best Beginnings, Calm, Contact, Places 2 Be and The Mix[/span][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [/p]

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Apr 24, 2017


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2017


AVOID THE SCORPIONS! Am counting on you for a mid-marathon pep-talk during London because I'll need it! So get back safely and happily from the desert. Run strong, love you xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2017

Rupert Lewis

As when you recounted your running escapades to me, I still remain in awe at the distances and experiences! Happy running!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 4, 2017

Jean Urwin

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 4, 2017

Paul Brown

Heroic effort. Good luck Katherine

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2017

Laura Jackson

Can't wait to hear all about it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 2, 2017

Tim Craig

Katherine - You're an inspiration, and also a little mad! Best of luck

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2017


Good luck Katherine. I think The marathon is hard enough!! Xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2017

Sue - WH Manchester

Sadly a charity that is so often overlooked.... and a condition that brings so much pain and trauma to sufferers and families !! Well done Katherine in helping raise money for such a worthy cause.... Good luck !! Hope you raise loads !!!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Mar 31, 2017

Natalie Eastham

Katherine you are unbelievable! What a huge challenge! And what a great cause. Wishing you the very best of luck.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid