Woman who shed 12st to tackle London Marathon for Welwyn Garden City-based charity

PUBLISHED: 16:38 28 March 2017

Sophie Cowan (middle) before she lost 12 stone.

Sophie Cowan (middle) before she lost 12 stone.


A woman who lost 12 stone is set to take on the London Marathon for a Welwyn Garden City-based charity.

Sophie Cowan, third from left, is now primed to tackle the London Marathon.Sophie Cowan, third from left, is now primed to tackle the London Marathon.

Sophie Cowan put on the weight after giving birth to her son, but shed it over three years after joining her local running club and adjusting her diet.

She will now raise money for Isabel Hospice, which provides support for adults with life-limiting illnesses.

Sophie, from Stevenage, said: “A late night conversation with some friends from the running club saw me logging on and entering the London Marathon ballot.

“I think I was working on the mistaken belief that no one gets into the ballot on their first go.

“I got into the ballot on my first attempt.”

She added: “The hospice is an amazing organisation with a huge heart, and it will be thinking of all the amazing things that happen within the hospice, inside and outside the walls of the buildings, that will spur me on Sunday, April 23.”

To donate visit Sophie’s fundraising page.

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