2 January 2013
Hannah at the Bristol Half in September 2012
Hannah Scott (in her eighth and final year of study at Bristol University) has set herself a challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support by running a half marathon every month for a year.
Hannah started her challenge at the Bristol Half Marathon in September 2012, finishing in 1 hour 45 mins, and since then has completed the Oxford Half in 1 hour 40 mins, the Stevenage Half in 1 hour 42 mins and the Maidstone Half in 1 hour 43 mins.
With two runs being completed in November due to a limited number of official runs taking place in December Hannah suspects her knees will welcome the 5 week break before it all kicks off again in 2013!
Hannah says: 'I’d read about a man who had done something similar and thought it would be a great personal challenge but wanted to make a little more out of it. My mum’s closest friend died of cancer a few years ago, just a few weeks after her diagnosis. She left behind a teenage daughter and I remember thinking how hard it must’ve been for her to cope at such a crucial time in her development.
'They hadn’t sought out any support but I think it would’ve really helped them to know what was out there for them as a family. I already made a regular donation to Macmillan so knew a little about what they can do for family members and thought this would be a great opportunity to raise more awareness about their services.'
Kaeti Morrison, Fundraising Manager for Macmillan says: 'Hannah’s challenge is just incredible, especially while trying to complete the final year of her PhD. By raising awareness of the importance of Macmillan’s services, as well as raising vital funds, she will hopefully be helping to get people the support they need, when they need it.'
If you would like to support Hannah in her challenge you can sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/Hannah-runs-lots.
Or if Hannah has inspired you to get fit for 2013 and get your running shoes on for Macmillan go to www.macmillan.org.uk/running to find an event to suit you. Whether you’re new to running or experienced there’s an event for you. After all, it’s not when you finish. It’s why.