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Lauren Steps up for London Marathon Challenge



Runners the length and breadth of the UK are preparing for this year’s London Marathon.


With just one month to go before the iconic event on April 21, Living with Disability will be featuring some of the many thousands of charity fundraisers attempting the 26.2 miles course.


People like 23-year-old Lauren Harvey who was inspired to take up long-distance running after volunteering at the Winchester Half Marathon.


In 2021 Lauren, who studies Event Management at the University of Winchester, helped at the race end zone, handing out medals to tired competitors as they crossed the finish line.


“Watching the runners finish and seeing how happy they looked I thought that maybe I could do it.’” said Lauren.


The next year Lauren signed-up for the race and completed the 13.1 miles in 2hrs 14 mins.

In April she will step up to the start line in London’s Greenwich Park, hoping to complete the world-famous marathon in around four hours and raise funds for Treloar’s a School and College for disabled young people in Alton.


“Last year I started working at Treloar’s and after seeing the excellent work they do for their students I thought it would be a great idea to sign up for the Treloar Trust London Marathon Team,” said Lauren, who has been training hard around her home in the village of Arborfield near Reading.


You can sponsor Lauren by visiting her fundraising page at https://2024tcslondonmarathon.enthuse.com/pf/lauren-harvey .

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