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Laura-Jane Critchell

LJ is doing THE marathon!

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My story

[p]Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my page, I hope you are able to make a donation, any amount will be gratefully received. [/p][p][/p][p]I'm going to be running the Virgin London Marathon for Sense (despite clearly not having any- sorry, won't do it again, I promise!). As I write this page I have only  been on one training run, having only dipped in and out of running since having Bethany, who is now 2!! I'm confident that I can make myself train and will get round on the day but I need help from you to reach my target and give this wonderful charity as much money as possible.[/p][p]£10 can buy a child a messy play session, £20 can buy a sensory umbrella with twinkling lights- creating a whole new environment over a child's cot or hospital bed, £100 pays for arts and crafts materials for a creative session at a Sense Family Day. I could go on with a shopping list of all the wonderful things your money would be put towards but the central point is that it will help a child and family do something amazing and be able to enjoy some simple pleasures that are otherwise very difficult. I'm as guilty as the next person of taking my children's health and the ease of their joy and laughter for granted. If you've ever done that too then please spare a thought, and maybe a donation, to give a deafblind child a stimulating and fulfilling experience and allow their parents the joy of seeing it.[/p][p][/p][p]Thanks again for coming to the page, I'll endeavour to keep updating with horrendous pictures of me pre and post run and some boring running chat and PBs![/p][p]*** Update Number 1 ***[/p][p]I have updated my photo to a beautiful moody snap taken immediately upon completion of a 5 miler (those were the days!). My long weekend runs are now up to double figures, I did 11 miles last weekend. On the long runs I am averaging just under 10 mins per mile which isn't rapid but I'm happy with it and how comforatble it feels. Winter is a little miserable as its so cold in the wind on the coast here and because I've had to use a treadmill a few times. Some of you wil be familiar with the never-to-be-mentioned treadmill incident of 2009... Unfortunately my phone is broken too so I'm having to use Nick's phone to track my runs and listen to music, Adele is not the perfect accompaniment to a long run in the cold! We went to Center Parcs last week too as Nick is back- I was one of those people who didnt drink too much as I had to run the next day...on holiday...I hate myself a bit...[/p][p]Please sponsor if you can and I promise the next time Adele warbles in my ear I will think of you and how lovely you are xx[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

24 Apr 2016



Apr 24, 2016


Run LJ run! Such a super star


Apr 24, 2016

Dayne Donoghue

Good luck LJ x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2016

Emma Clarke

Good Luck!!! Thinking of you about to start as I write this xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2016


Good luck LJ, looking forward to catching up at Tarry's wedding. Rather you than me, 26.2 miles is way too far for me!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2016

Craig & Sofia

Go for it LJ, best of luck! X x x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2016


good luck beautiful x


Apr 23, 2016

Lamby and Sarah

Good luck LJ!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2016

Kate and Phil

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2016

Mel and Rog

All the best tomorrow JL!!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2016

Jamie Durkin

Go and smash it!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid