Teacher Lockdown Marathon Challenge for the NHS

A UK teacher will run a Marathon in her own garden after the London Marathon was postponed due to the Coronavirus.

Tina Burrows, a teacher from Worle Community School Academy, has challenged herself to run the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon between 1st April – 26th April, finishing on her 59th birthday when the annual event was originally due to take place.

Tina will cover the distance in a variety of exercises, including laps around the garden, exercise bike, rowing machine and treadmill. 

She said “It all started as a personal challenge just to get me off the sofa with a goal and has now snowballed into something a bit bigger.

I thought to start a JustGiving page as then the NHS gets all the donations.

Friends and family are joining in, some doing the challenge too and others just donating”

Tina still plans on running the rescheduled marathon in October to raise funds for Weston Hospicecare.

If you would like support Tina and the NHS, here’s the JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tina-burrows8

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