Emma looks forward to a marathon task
FUND-RAISER: 13-mile run is the latest stage of her training
MARATHON mum Emma Goodman continued her training for next month’s London Marathon with a half-marathon in Lydd at the weekend.
Mrs Goodman, who will celebrate her 34th birthday on Sunday, April 26 – the day of the big race – has been pounding the pavements along with sister Louise Jennings.
They are running the race in memory of their late mum Dina Wood, of Rolvenden Layne, and to raise funds for the Pilgrims Hospice.
Mrs Wood, as well as being a passionate supporter of the charity, was cared for by the hospice in her last days while suffering from cancer.
Mrs Goodman, from Maidstone, said: “I ran about 19 miles last week and did the half-marathon this weekend.
“So far we have about £480 from donations on our website, but I know there are forms dotted around as well, and one of them has about £100 on it.”
Emma has run the London Marathon once before and is getting close to her second try.
She said: “I am looking forward to it, but I am a bit worried about how I’m going to get around.
“I have done 10k races in the past and you can skip some training, but for the marathon you have to get the miles in your legs.
“The hardest part is around the 13-to 21-mile mark – there is a crossover where you’re at 13 miles but other people you pass are at 22 miles, and that is difficult mentally.”
Anyone wanting to sponsor Emma and Louise can visit www.justgiving.com/ emmagandlouisej or phone Mrs
Goodman on 07811 209452.
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Emma Goodman, who will run the 2009 London Marathon in aid of Pilgrims Hospices