‘I’ve picked up the run­ning bug now’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A WOMAN was able to tick some­thing off her bucket list when she com­pleted the marathon at the week­end.

Veron­ica Pearce, 30, of Poles Hill, Che­sham, had al­ways wanted to run a marathon and her wish was granted was she won a bal­lot place for this year’s Lon­don Marathon.

Miss Pearce ran in aid of Hear­ing Dogs for Deaf Peo­ple, where she works as a com­mu­ni­ca­tions ex­ec­u­tive. She com­pleted the race in four hours and 49 min­utes.

She added: “I re­ally en­joyed it and the crowd were amaz­ing. The first 21 miles were fun then the real pain be­gan, but I man­aged to strug­gle through the last five miles and the noise of the crowd just pulled me around.

“It was a day I’ll never for­get and the long, cold train­ing runs were worth it. I’m al­ready plan­ning to en­ter the bal­lot for next year, I guess I have the run­ning bug!”

Miss Pearce is hop­ing to raise at least £1,000.

To spon­sor Miss Pearce visit www.just­giv­ing.com/ veron­i­ca­pearce.

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