Meet Simon from the ACTS Trust Runners

Meet Simon from the ACTS Trust Runners

Posted by on 19th July 2017

The Lincoln Half Marathon attracts a variety of runners from elites to people who have never taken part in an running event before.

The ACTS Trust Runners are a group of 20 runners, all of whom are not only raising money for Acts Trust, but who are also personally challenging themselves to do something they've never done before.

 

Meet Simon and Kirsty:

"I'm the Senior Manager for Acts Trust, which is one of the supported Charities at this years Lincoln Half Marathon. Personally, I used to do a fair bit of running in my mid-20's which culminated in a fundraising triathlon. After I completed this I just stopped running, subconsciously I felt like i'd finished that, and I lost motivation. 5 years of pretty much no exercise has left me the worse for wear. When Acts Trust was approached with the most generous offer of support at this years Half Marathon in Lincoln, with the invitation to have a bunch of runners taking part in a 'couch to half marathon' challenge, I knew this had to include me! I've so very much enjoyed getting back in to the rhythm of exercise and am up for the challenge. I also know just what a difference this will make to so many people vulnerable to poverty in Lincoln. Every penny raised for us will help support our many fantastic projects, such as Lincoln Foodbank, Restore Furniture, CAP debt advice and our Job Club.

 
I'm delighted to be part of a team of 20 runners, all of whom are not only raising money for Acts Trust, but who are also personally challenging themselves to do something they've never done before. We've been supported with an excellent training programme to help us progress to each step... we've so far done a 5k run at the Lincoln Park Run and are getting ready for a 10k practice in July!
 
Kirsty Marshall is one of those running with us. Kirsty got involved with the charity when we started supporting her through difficult times. She heard about this challenge and signed up straight away. Kirsty has never run since school! I asked her how she was getting on. 'I've been following the plan and have even got some proper running shoes! We did the 5k run and even though I came last, I completed it!' This was such a success for Kirsty. 'I've done 3 park runs now and the last time I didn't come last!'
 
This is so good for all of us runners. It's getting us outside, getting fit and eating more healthily. It's one heck of a challenge so we appreciate everyone who wants to support us by sponsoring us and donating to Acts Trust!
 
We have a direct fundraising Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/ActsTrustLincoln or your can donate by texting 'CTHM50 £10' (or whatever amount) to 70070.'

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