Amanda Goes The Extra Mile, Again

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Amanda, right, at Cross Flatts Parkrun

Hello. I’m raising money for British Heart Foundation on JustGiving, and I’d really appreciate your support.

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I hope you’ll join me in supporting British Heart Foundation.

Amanda’s story. In September 2013 I gave my good friend Harry Hawk a lift to make a personal appearance at the 5k run at Middleton Park.Running was never something I had considered for myself but I was trying to increase my fitness and lose some weight.
The atmosphere at the event was lovely and the people were so friendly, I got chatting to one of the runners who also is a member of the South Leeds Sisters running club. She encouraged me to go along and join them. After some internal debate I bit the bullet and went.

I found that I actually loved running but soon had a knock back in the form of injury. With the help of the Hunslet Hawks team physio, I was soon up and running, literally.
At this point I felt I needed something to aim for so I signed up for the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k. One of the ladies from South Leeds Sisters works for the Stroke Association so I signed up to raise money for them. I finished the run in 89 minutes 55 seconds with an ankle injury, so I’m hoping to beat that this year.1 (2)

My friend Hannah Midgley ran with me and we decided that it would be a good idea to run for a different charity each year. As community nurses we both feel that health charities are important and this year decided to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Last year I raised £650 and am hoping to beat that this year. I have a Just Giving page or I will accept cash donations. I can be contacted on 07950817512.

Quote: By Kenneth Ingram at the time of uploading this blog £60.00, 15% has been raised so far. Please donate now while fresh in your mind.