Viv goes north to run for Rain­bows

Loughborough Echo - - NEWS -

A RAIN­BOWS Hospice nurse, who wanted to give Sir Mo Farah a run for his money, tack­led the Great North Run.

Though Viv Durham, (39), didn’t quite man­age to keep up with run­ning su­per­star, she did set a per­sonal best of two hours and 38 min­utes.

Viv swapped the care en­vi­ron­ment for the open road to mark her im­pend­ing 40th birth­day and to raise funds for the Lough­bor­ough-based char­ity she works for.

The mother-of-four roped in friends and run­ning mates to form ‘Team Rain­bows’ and so far the group has raised more than £2,000 for the hospice.

Viv said: “I’m aching a lit­tle af­ter the event, but I am over the moon that I ran ev­ery hill and ev­ery step and all our Team Rain­bows mem­bers fin­ished. It’s a tough course – but what an in­cred­i­ble ex­pe­ri­ence. As for Sir Mo... I’ll train a bit harder... Maybe I’ll catch him next year!”

• Team Rain­bows’ Just­Giv­ing page can be found at: www.just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/team­rain­bows2017

Rain­bows Hospice nurse Viv Durham, (39), took part in the Great North Run to mark her im­pend­ing 40th birth­day and to raise funds for the Lough­bor­ough-based char­ity she works for.

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