Holly Strickland

Holly Strickland

Running the Virtual London Marathon


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]5 years after doing the ‘real’ thing back in April 2016, I found myself unable to say no when Afasic asked me to run the virtual London Marathon for them this year. Afasic’s work supports children and young people with Developmental Language Disorder and their families (www.afasic.org.uk). Children and young people with speech, language and communication needs have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and its impact on education and therapy services. Please sponsor me to help Afasic continue to be there for them and their families with advice on their helpline and practical support like transition to secondary school summer groups. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Training has been much harder this time around. 5 years older and 2 kids down the line, I am much slower and less fit than I was. I was actually unable to run for most of 2020, or even walk for a couple of weeks at the start of 2021, thanks to misadventure with the compression stockings I was advised to wear postnatally, which resulted in chronic pressure injuries to my big toes! A bigger challenge even than the toe woes is actually just making the time to train: the running around after the little ones doesn’t quite count! So I am not going to be aiming to repeat my sub 4 hour performance of 2016, but I’m hoping to try to run the whole distance, though when I say run I really mean ‘joddle’ (the jog/waddle pace I perfected whilst pregnant)…[/p][p][br][/p][p]Thank you so much for supporting Afasic and giving me a boost during those long long miles of training! [/p][p] [/p]


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Sep 14, 2021


Good Luck Holly! Hope you treat yourself to lots of cake afterwards.

Sep 12, 2021

Karen Griffin

Good luck Holly xxx


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2021

Helen CP

Break a leg Holly! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 7, 2021

Lilli G

Amazing Holly, good luck on the day !


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 6, 2021


Good Luck Holly!


Sep 5, 2021

Trina Shillaker

Fab effort Holly - good luck!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 2, 2021


Sep 1, 2021


Well done Holly! have a great run!


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2021


Sep 1, 2021

Pete and Sue Draper

Tons of good luck Hols!! Lots of us old Bedford Girlies will be cheering you on...virtually!!! We think you're a real Star!!! Xxxx


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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