Poole Runner All Set for Mammoth London Marathon Challenge
Poole runner Nicola Sawyer is taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on 23 April in aid of Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity.
Nicola, who started running five years ago, started her journey with a couch to 5K challenge to get fit before her sister’s wedding. Before she knew it, Nicola had fallen in love with running and has not looked back since. She is now part of the Poole Athletic Club, and this Christmas she took part in the club’s raffle and won her place in the London Marathon.
By taking part in the epic race, Nicola is raising funds for Diverse Abilities. She chose the local charity as her friend works at the specialist school Langside, run by Diverse Abilities, and is aware of the great work they do, plus she has met a number of children supported there.
Nicola, who works as a trainee quantity surveyor and contracts administrator at Poole-based construction company Stepnell, was initially shocked to receive her marathon place, but after plenty of training, feels more confident ahead of the 26.2-mile challenge.
With only a few weeks to go, Nicola said: “I am really excited to be taking part in the London Marathon while raising money for such a great cause. I am very lucky that my employer Stepnell has kindly agreed to provide a corporate donation, which will help me reach my £1,000 target.”
To support Nicola on her fundraising journey visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Nicola-Sawyer2.
To find out more about Diverse Abilities, or if you’d like to challenge yourself to raise funds for the charity that supports hundreds of children and adults living with disabilities in Dorset, please visit www.diverseabilities.org.uk or call 01202 718 266 and speak to Nicole Warrilow.