It all started back in 2019
”I’m not a runner. Never have been. Having been swept along by the atmosphere while watching the 2019 London Marathon in my dressing gown (an annual occurrence) I entered… and in the October learned that I had got in.”
However, things have changed and Marie is now running the Virtual London Marathon!
Marie’s mission is to raise funds and awareness for the Exeter CITY Community Trust, the charity arm of our very own Exeter City Football Club.
What the Exeter CITY Community Trust does, is through the power of sport, education and physical activity, they provide opportunities for all people to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. This is for anyone who is living with physical or mental difficulties, at risk of social isolation, or being left behind by technology; ex-forces and emergency services, LGBT+ and young and old people.
Examples of their projects range from running football clubs for youngsters, the deaf, the overweight, to supporting the homeless. They also offer IT training and provide team building skills opportunities for students.
FACT: Did you know that the supermarket shelf labels for foodbanks came from one of their National Citizen Service student groups?
Where and when is Marie running the 26.2 mile Virtual London Marathon?
Start: 7am, Sun 4th Oct, opposite Exeter Community Centre on St Davids Hill
Route: (A) to Countess Wear roundabout (2.6 miles)
(B) Repeat laps from there to Topsham Quay Antiques Centre and back 6 times
(C) then head back towards the city centre… I should complete the marathon distance somewhere around the new Millbrook Village!
What can you do? Marie would really appreciate it if you could please, very kindly donate a £1 or more, share this event with people you know and cheer her along the way.
To donate please click here
If you are out and about on 4th October give her a cheer! You can follow her on all social media @Marie4ExeterCCT