Husband and wife take up challenge together

PUBLISHED: 09:38 26 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:50 26 October 2009

Julie Goodwin out training with hubby Mark

Julie Goodwin out training with hubby Mark

A HEALTH shop owner is hoping to show her customers just how fit she is by running 26 miles and 385 yards. Julie Goodwin will don her running shoes and take to the streets for this year's Flora London Marathon on Sunday, April 13.

A HEALTH shop owner is hoping to show her customers just how fit she is by running 26 miles and 385 yards.

Julie Goodwin will don her running shoes and take to the streets for this year's Flora London Marathon on Sunday, April 13.

The mother-of-two has owned the Natural Health shop, in Wigmores North, WGC, for over three years.

Hoping to achieve a time of around four hours, the 47-year-old will have her husband Mark, 50, by her side to raise money for the WGC-based Isabel Hospice.

This will be the fourth time she has run the marathon and her husband's first.

The Cob Lane Close, Digswell, resident, who is mum to Jonathan, 19, and Rachel, 16, said: "I like to keep fit and as we have a health food shop it's good to show customers that we are healthy as well.

"We have a lot of people coming in here who know people in Isabel Hospice and tell us stories about their time there which is why we have decided to help raise money for the hospice.

"The training is going well. We train throughout the week as well as do a 20-mile run on a Sunday.

"It's a big challenge but I'm looking forward to it."

Julie, who owns another health food shop in Hertford, hopes to raise around £1,000 for the hospice.

To sponsor Julie call her on 01707 392020.

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