Hundreds of pounds have been handed over to charity after two runners from Pool Academy completed marathons recently.
Emily Field, a former PE teacher, and Christiana Richardson, media coordinator, are celebrating after each raising cash for their chosen charities. Emily ran the London Marathon this year in aid of Front Line Emergency Equipment Trust and, with her team, has so far raised more than £4,000.
Christiana completed the Brighton Marathon to help raise more than £600 for local charity The SUsie Project. It was the first time either of them had ever run a marathon. Christiana completed the 26.2 mile challenge in four hours and 51 minutes and Emily finished in five hours and two minutes.
Emily said “What a brilliant experience for my first marathon. The feeling I got when I crossed the finishing line honestly made me so happy and I had done FLEET proud.”
Christiana said: “The marathon took place on one of the hottest day of the year so far and so getting round the course was tough. Knowing I was running for such a good cause as well as receiving lots of lovely support helped me get round. I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored me and those who encouraged me during
my six months of training.”
The SUsie Project which provides support to survivors of Domestic Abuse and helps to re-build shattered lives and regain self-esteem and confidence Emily ran for the FLEET charity which works to upgrade and standardise equipment on Cornwall’s ambulances. This means they have vital equipment to help save lives across the county.
Fleet, with British Heart Foundation, has helped create and equip First Responders who have helped cut emergency response times by three percent to help save more lives.