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Gill Pitt to run the London Marathon

Gill running the Shrewsbury half marathon in 2017

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Running 26.2 miles around the capital is a pretty gruelling challenge for anyone to take on, especially someone who has only been running for two years.

But at The Furniture Scheme, we love a challenge and our Social Inclusion Manager Gill Pitt is taking it to the extreme by competing in this year’s London Marathon.

Set to take place on April 22nd, the world-famous run has been finished by the best of the best from Mo Farah to Paula Radcliffe.

Gill is not hoping to beat the elite athletes but crossing that finish line will be a massive achievement, especially given that she had never run before 2015.

Gill aims to raise £3,000 for our charity – and she never thought she’d be doing a running challenge to help our cause.

She went for one short jog in 2015 but only seriously took up running as a hobby in 2016 in a bid to lose weight, become fit and make friends.

But she’s now firmly been bitten by the running bug.

The self-confessed former couch potato has since completed four half marathons, more than 50 parkruns (weekly 5k timed runs) and a fair few 10ks too.

She’s made friends and is now fit and healthy.

Despite picking up a hamstring injury late last year, she’s now back to her full training regime and will be taking part in the Wrexham Running Festival’s 20 miler in March as a warm up for the main event.

All of the money Gill raises will be used to help disadvantaged families across South Shropshire so thank you in advance from her, us and the families themselves for all of the donations.

Click here for the Virgin Money Giving page where you can donate to the cause and find out more information about Gill’s training.

And then why not check out our ‘about’ page for more information on how we’ll use the funds Gill raises for The Furniture Scheme.

March 7, 2018

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