Will London Marathon be a piece of cake for teenager Ella?

Athletics / Sun 7th Jan 2024 at 11:04am

A HARLOW teenager is set to take on the mighty challenge of the London Marathon.

This will be Ella Newitt’s first ever marathon, so we asked her to tell us why she was running, who she is raising money for and how training is going?

Ella said: “I am Ella Newitt and I am 19 years old. I am running the London Marathon this year and it will be the first marathon that I have ever run. I am very excited!

“I am running for a charity called Sense, my charity helps people who are deaf and/or blind, as well as people who live with complex disabilities.

They try to help the people themselves and their families by providing them with support.

This charity has a very special place in my heart after my nan experienced a series of strokes over a decade ago now and is now a wheelchair-user.. 

I decided that I wanted to the run the marathon last December after I lost my grandad, I thought it would be a great way to honour him and his memory, in a way that would be positive and would also provide me with a challenge.

“I also decided to run the marathon to challenge myself both mentally and physically to show myself that I am capable of something when I put my mind to it.   

I started running as soon as I received the news that I will be running the marathon and have even completed my first half marathon where I ran around all of Harlow and completed it in 2 hours and 21 minutes.

“I run around 3-4 times a week and have a lovely group of fellow runners I run with every Sunday. 

I am sure many people from Harlow have seen me before as I work in some of the Dorringtons in and around Harlow. It has been lovely to receive support from customers that come in to the shop when I am working and ask me how my marathon training has gone! 

So far to fundraise I have completed to bake-sales and continue to do more this year !

My Just Giving page is Ella’s page

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1 Comment for Will London Marathon be a piece of cake for teenager Ella?:

Christopher Dunkley
2024-02-19 01:44:43

You are a star ✨✨✨✨✨ Ella I hope you complete this extremely tough challenge and raise all the money you are donating to this very worthy cause Best wishes from one of your dorrringtons customers

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