Louise in train­ing for marathon....

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A MAC­CLES­FIELD woman is al­ready train­ing hard af­ter tak­ing up an East Cheshire Hos­pice Chal­lenge for next year.

Louise Jen­nings, 37, from Bro­ken Cross has just taken the hos­pice place in the 2018 London Marathon – one of the most pres­ti­gious marathons in the world.

“I’ve al­ways loved keep­ing fit but there’s no doubt this will be a mas­sive chal­lenge for me,” says Louise.

“I’m man­ag­ing to run two or three times a week with other fit­ness train­ing and, at the mo­ment, it’s all go­ing well.”

Louise, who last week­end com­pleted the Tat­ton Park 10K, says try­ing to squeeze in her train­ing with a part-time job in Lind­say Howard’s hair­dress­ing sa­lon and also look­ing af­ter three chil­dren is the tough­est part.

“At the mo­ment I’m ac­tu­ally en­joy­ing get­ting out there for a run even on cold and icy morn­ings but it’s try­ing to find the time to do ev­ery­thing that I am find­ing the big­gest chal­lenge”.

Louise says she was in­spired to take on the marathon next April af­ter fundrais­ing for the hos­pice last year when she raised £500 by com­plet­ing a sprint triathlon.

“The hos­pice pro­vides mas­sive sup­port for so many peo­ple in the town,” she said.

“So many peo­ple have been touched by the tremen­dous work that they do and I know this will help mo­ti­vate me in the months to come.”

Events man­ager at the hos­pice, Jo Boyd, said she’s full of ad­mi­ra­tion for every­one who man­ages to com­mit to push them­selves out of their com­fort zone for the Hos­pice Chal­lenge.

“Next year is a re­ally im­por­tant one for us and we hope that more peo­ple than ever will mark our 30th an­niver­sary with their own per­sonal, phys­i­cal chal­lenge,” she said.

Louise is hop­ing to raise £3,000 for the hos­pice and has just opened her fundrais­ing page for do­na­tions at uk.vir­gin­money­giv­ing. com/Louise­jen­nings2.

Louise Jen­nings

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