Athletics: Gemma is set to run London Marathon again (and she can’t wait!)

Athletics / Tue 9th Jan 2024 at 02:01pm

HARLOW’S Gemma Smith is set to run the London Marathon for the second time and she can’t wait.

YH is following the progress of a number of Harlow residents from now until the big day on Sunday April 21st.

Gemma is running for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Gemma said: “Running just makes me feel better about myself, physically and mentally. There is no better feeling than raising money at the same time for such amazing charities. 

“I am on the first week of a 16 week training plan. I am going slowly but steadily. It all takes time

“It is Important to stay positive and focused otherwise you lose your way. 

“It’s not easy by far and I’m finding it harder as the last time I ran the marathon, I was training throughout summer hours, so lighter mornings and longer evenings but I will get there and finish.

“I am currently planning a fundraiser at The Willow pub on Saturday 2nd March. So more details to come. 

“I am looking for a kind raffle donations prizes.”

If you can help Gemma, then e-mail us at [email protected] and we will pass it on.

Gemma is also running the London Landmarks Half Marathon for Fight4Quinn on April 7th. YH will publicise that later.

If you would like to sponsor Gemma, click below.


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