Potters Bar grandmother hunts for new challenge after running marathon

Kim Webb, of Potters Bar, after the marathon.

Kim Webb, of Potters Bar, after the marathon.

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A Potters Bar grandmother who ran the London Marathon in honour of three family members who suffer from MS has raised thousands and is already planning her next big challenge.

Kim Webb, 59, of Oakroyd Close, ran for the Multiple Sclerosis Society in the London Marathon, on April 23.

The grandmother is already planning her next big challenge after successfully completing the marathon in seven hours, six minutes.

She told the Potters Bar Edition: “It was bloody brilliant. It is the best thing I have ever done in my life.

“What it’s done for me mentally is amazing. I’ve never felt so great and so proud of myself.”

Kim lost her sister-in-law Anna, who was 52 when she died in October 2016 after suffering from MS following a diagnoses in her 20s.

The grandmother’s daughter Zoe, 36, was diagnosed with MS nine years ago and recently her niece, Anna’s 24-year-old daughter, was also diagnosed with the disease.

MS is a lifelong condition that can sometimes cause serious disability.

The condition can affect the brain or spinal cord, causing a wide range of symptoms, including problems with vision, arm or leg movement, sensation or balance.

Kim added: “I want to raise even more money to help MS sufferers like my family members.

“That money could help discover things that could prolong their lives, meaning my daughter could have even longer with her children.

“I’m now looking for my next challenge to take on.”

To donate visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kim-webb

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