Clare is running the London Marathon for BBC Children in Need | News | Procurement Hub

Client Relationship Manager, Clare Moore is to run the virtual London marathon to support our charity partner BBC Children in Need.  

On October 3rd, 100,000 people will be taking part in the biggest marathon ever staged in the world. 50,000 will be running the streets of the capital and 50,000 will be doing it from wherever they are in the country, completing the marathon distance over 24 hours and choosing their own route. 

Clare is one of the 100 runners that will be taking on the virtual challenge for BBC Children in Need, to raise money for children and young people in the UK, affected by a whole range of disadvantages such as poverty, disability, illness, distress or trauma.  

We caught up with Clare to find out how the training is going.  

Well, this was never on my bucket list, to train and run a marathon, but when the opportunity came up to support Children in Need how could I say no….. 

I have to say this is the hardest thing I have ever trained for, I thought running a half marathon was hard enough, but this is another level.  

Training hasn’t been the smoothest at times with having to take a couple of weeks off, but I am back on it having run 13.1 miles as my furthest run so far (that’s the furthest I have run in about 5 years I think) and to be honest, I was happy with the time I did it in, but doubling that is a daunting task, but I will have brilliant support on the day which will get me through it.  

With less than 2 weeks to go, I am now in the tapering stage and looking forward to the day and getting past the virtual finish line.  

I appreciate everyone who has sponsored me and given me support so far, let’s hope the next few weeks go past injury free. If you wish to support this amazing charity (without having to run a marathon) then please visit my just giving page and donate, it is greatly appreciated by me and everyone at BBC Children in Need.  

You can support Clare by donating here.

Good luck Clare!

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