Jean Macdonald’s Fun Run

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As some of you may recall from an earlier feature, our vice-chairman, Jean Macdonald, took part in the Coventry Big Fun Run on 21st August 2011.

Jean has sent us this report.

A smiling Jean Macdonald at the start of her 5K run

‘Since I became a trustee in July last year, we have discussed how we might raise funds at almost every trustees’ meeting. This spring, I thought it was time to put my money where my mouth is and do something myself.

I originally thought about having a stand at a local show, but thought that might be a lot of effort for not much income. As a walk a lot, a 5k fun run sounded like a doddle. How wrong could I be.

When I started training a month before the run I hadn’t run since I bought my first car and could stop running for buses. On my training run I managed to run for 60 paces before stopping for breath. However, it was too late to back out because I had told everyone I was going to do it.

Suffice to say, a month later I completed a 5k run and am very proud of the fact that I ran every step of the way (possibly slower than some of the people who were walking, but nevertheless I did meet the challenge I had set myself).

Even better is the support I have had from friends and family which allowed me to raise over £400 for the society.’

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