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Kirsty Harmer

Runner Kirsty Harmer has been inspired by watching long standing NES supporter and fundraiser Spencer Townsend take on the Marathon last year.


Kirsty says 'having supported a friend of mine running for the National Eczema Society in the past and seen all the great things he posted about what the charity does for people, I really want to contribute towards getting the organisation heard and recognised!

I think it's really important to help raise money for smaller charities that don't have the same platform that a lot of the larger London Marathon charities have.  Smaller charities need more support to continue the hard work they do.

While I've never run a marathon before, I have had an interest in running since school.  Being a keen runner, I comfortably run 6-8 miles most days.  The furthest I've ever run for charity though is half-marathons - although I've also take part in boot camps and mud runs to raise as much as I can - so I've had to double and triple those miles now for training, and I'm only road running twice a week.

I also take part in circuit training and sprint sessions on the treadmill.  I'm trying everything I can to help get me around the course and keep at a pace I'm happy with.  I've also found swimming a great way to stretch out my achy legs.'

If you would like to join Kirsty in her support of smaller charities like the National Eczema Society, please visit her fundraising page.

Kirsty Harmer...