This April, Laura Arnold will be taking on one of her biggest challenges to date as she runs the Virgin Money London Marathon on behalf of The Friends of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.
The busy mum of 3 from Downham Market, Norfolk, is working on a training plan which will see her in good shape in order to complete the 26mile course later this year.
Everyone who entered the Marathon through the ballot system will have found out in October 2015 which is a good 6 months training but as I have only been training for 4 weeks I’m feeling really happy to have gone from practically no running for many months to over 20 miles a week.
My husband is an experienced runner and has been the one to tell me what I need to do week by week. I certainly don’t think I would be so far along in a short amount of time without his help and advice.
Laura was first introduced to the Friends of the PWRR last year through her work at Holts Auctioneers.
Holts are one of the worlds leading auction houses for antique and fine modern guns. They have been in the auction business since 1993 and the Friends were honoured to have been invited to speak at one of their events in 2015.
The Auction House have given their full support to Laura and The Friends and have pledged to donate £500 to encourage Laura as she prepares to take on this endurance event.
Fitting training around family life, Laura can often be found running at around 6am before the school run. Currently up to 12miles, she is well on track to smash her targets ahead of the April event.
It helps when you have somebody with you whilst your running for a couple of hours or more as my training gets on this month. I’m very lucky to have twin daughters who enjoy getting out and either biking alongside mum for 15 miles or coming out and running a 5k with me when I get home from work.
If you would like to show your support to Laura, please donate via her Just Giving page: