Sue's on the run again!
Sue Spong is a Bereavement Counsellor with our Family Support team. On Sunday, April 22 she will be part of #TeamSFH who will be taking part in the iconic Virgin London Marathon. Here Sue shares her reasons for running and how her training is going so far!
Running is a passion of mine and has been for 30 plus years, I have completed a few marathons 16 of which have been the LONDON MARATHON.
This year I am running the LONDON MARATHON once again for Saint Francis Hospice.
I say once again because in 2000 I ran for the Hospice, the experience inspired me to volunteer in the bereavement service, train as a counsellor and now I am in my 11th year working within the Family Support Team.
Counselling our patients and families has added another passion to my life.
My blog will keep you up to date with some of the races I am attempting up to 22nd April.
Sunday 20th January
Set off to run the Folksworth 15 race near Peterborough, I love this run and have done it for over 15 years.....well organised and a lovely part of the country.
After being injured all last year I have lost confidence so I decided to treat the run as a training run. As we drove up the M11 the clouds decided to become dark and heavy.
An 11 am start and the snow fell, it was beautiful, and the open stretches of the race looked like a Christmas card.
Folksworth is a 2 lapper and the 1st lap was fun, we were blinded slightly by the snow but there was an air of excitement about the whole thing, I took it easy and tried to relax.
It was then we hit the 10 mile mark, the hill, cross winds, heavier snow and tired legs....luckily at 13 we turned out of the wind and the downhill stretch felt like a gift, up the last hill and we headed for the finish line, coffee and bacon rolls.
15 miles done, first race done...couldn't walk Monday but with still 3 months to go before London I feel I have begun.
To sponsor Sue, click here to visit her fundraising page