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Roz Cawood is lacing up her trainers to take part in the London Marathon this April in aid of City Hospice

After being successful in securing a ballot place for the London Marathon, 57-year-old mum of two, Roz decided it was a good time to give something back and support City Hospice after the charity cared for her Dad.

Roz told us,

Roz’s parents

“Once I secured a ballot place, I thought it’s a onetime opportunity to be able to do something good with it.

“City Hospice was an obvious choice for me; they brilliantly supported my Dad through his cancer journey and were there for me and my family through such a difficult time. Many of my friends have benefited from the fantastic work they do.

“I started running socially at 40, initially with friends. We began running a few times a week and got involved in Parkrun when it was just starting up. I ran two half marathons in 2014, three weeks apart, but unfortunately tore my meniscus during the second one. This was the second time I had done this, and after another operation to repair it, I hung up my running shoes. I tried to get back into running a few times, hoping to just do a weekly parkrun, but kept getting injured. So, I haven’t done much at all in the last 10 years.”

Roz added,

“My mum was very supportive of me taking in this challenge but sadly she passed away at Christmas. I know how proud she’d have been to see me complete it”.

In the weeks leading up to the marathon, Roz has been on a mission to support City Hospice, raising over £1,700 so far and continues to receive support and encouragement from friends and family. Roz has been training hard, starting with Couch to 5K and building up to running an incredible 20 miles in her last long training run.

Katie Vaughan, Fundraising Coordinator said:

“I am in absolute awe of anyone who can sign up to do a marathon, let alone commit and complete the run! I want to wish Roz all the luck for this amazing challenge she is taking on for City Hospice. After catching up with Roz, it sounds as though she will absolutely smash it!”

If you want to read more about Roz’s story and donate to her fundraising click the link below.

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