Heather Cole ran three half marathons in the space of 4 weeks and has raised £500 for the Wotton Community PARC. When asked about this fab achievement Heather told us why she had done it and what the PARC means to her
“I am definitely an accidental runner – this hobby was supposed to be something I could do in half an hour to help my fitness (and so I can keep up with my sons!).
I decided to raise money for our local Community PARC as it is run by a charity, not the council. Each week the PARC hosts a parkrun, which is a free run, organised by volunteers. As I regularly run round the field (and take a lot of mud home with me in winter) I would like to give something back to the charity that makes this possible.
The PARC has many other facilities, including a skate park, which my sons like to visit, as well as a BMX track, many sports pitches, and quiet areas planted with trees. The Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF) the charity that runs the PARC are currently in the process of creating a sensory garden which is brilliant. This is a great local facility and only functions with community support”
The half marathons were Bristol on 23rd Sept, Cheltenham on 30th Sept and Stroud on 21st October. Heather commented “Looking back, it was a bit crazy to attempt this, but I am pleased I did”. – we are pleased you did it too Heather and thank you so much for thinking of us as the beneficiaries of your sponsorship.
If you would like to donate to Heather’s cause you still can – until 21st April – https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/heathercole1