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Sarah Mawer

London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]UPDATE: Since the marathon was postponed due to Covid 19 I significantly reduced my training. As part of the 2.6 challenge I have completed 26.2 miles over 3 days finishing on what would have been marathon day. It is now planned that the marathon will go ahead in October - I am sceptical about this. Either way - whenever it will be, I am determined to complete the London Marathon. [/p][p]I started running 2 years ago, 2-3 times a week. I completed my first 10k race in July 2018. I loved the race atmosphere. I gradually increased my distance and completed the Leeds half marathon in May 2019, which spurred me on further. My next challenge... A MARATHON! I shall be running the London Marathon in April 2020. That's a whole 26.2 miles (or 42.2KM - all of which I'll be wondering if I'll make it to the portaloo or end up like Paula Radcliffe πŸ’©, how many blisters I will have or toenails I will lose 😱and what about the chafing - nipples, thighs 😜 the supplies of vaseline I will need). [/p][p]I am privileged to be running this marathon in aid of SNAPS Yorkshire (Special Needs And Parent Support). SNAPS is a Leeds based charity that offers accessible, affordable & regular physiotherapy and a supportive environment to children with special needs, of all kinds, and their familes. As a nurse working in Children's Intensive Care I regularly meet children with special needs and their familes. This has given me an understanding of the huge challenges they can face in every day life.[/p][p]The aim of SNAPS is to support the entire family (including siblings and other carers) by enabling them to participate in a shared experience of physical activity, fun and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. They provide hydrotherapy & swimming lessons, rebound therapy and socialising & play sessions. All delivered by professional and dedicated staff. As you can imagine these services are vital in the lives of those they support however they rely soley on funding raised by people like me #SNAPSsuperheroes.[/p][p]This is going to be my biggest ever challenge. I am very excited but also extremely scared! Both SNAPS and I need your support and it's great to have you alongside me as I hopefully smash the next part of my running journey.[/p][p]Let the training begin. Again!! πŸ˜‚[/p]
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Apr 30, 2020

Abi S

Well done Sarah

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2020

Abbie P

Amazing as always x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

David Mawer

Very well done Sarah !! xx

£20.50 plus £5.13 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

Ruth Simmons

Well done a fantastic achievement and for a lovely cause. Xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020


Amazing dedication this weekend & always! You will smash the VLM whenever it happens! Stay fabulous! Xx πŸ₯°πŸ€—

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020


So proud of you!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020


2.6 challenge

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2020

Sue smith

Good luck Sarah!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 29, 2020

Tony Thomas

Good luck Sarah

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Feb 28, 2020

Brendan Shaw

Good luck Sarah. Having taken part myself in 2017 and seeing the amount Jo's training at the moment, I don't envy you at all!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid