Hatfield runners tackle London Marathon
PUBLISHED: 09:35 31 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:35 31 March 2016
Four members of a Hatfield running club are set to take on the London Marathon.
Members of Old Hatfield Ladies Running Club (OHL) will complete the lung-bursting run in April, and are raising money for Phab Kids, part of charity Phab, which helps children and adults with and without disabilities make the most of their lives.
Paula Mummery, Natalie Moore, Donna O’Toole and Melanie Lynch are taking on the challenge, and also helped raise over £500 at a fundraising night on Friday, March 18, at Wrestlers pub in Great North Road, Hatfield.
They also organised a virtual race event on Friday, March 25, which involved people donating £10 and completing however many miles they wanted, before submitting proof of completion via a running app.
Paula Mummery, 43, of Hillfield said: “I started running for OHL two years ago and said that I would never do a marathon, I had no desire to do one. It’s an achievement for yourself but you are also helping other people.
“Because of what we are doing it’s also getting other people involved in the fitness side of things.”
She added: “I’m really excited, and raising money for the charity has been really good fun. It’s the support you get from other people as well that’s absolutely amazing.”
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