Sheffield mum Carol Speight is aiming to celebrate turning 40 years old by running Sunday’s London Marathon for the first time. We asked her some quick questions about why she’s choosing the Marathon as her challenge – and why Crimestoppers…
Q. So, why the London Marathon?
I’ve lost four stone in recent years, purely from running and eating more healthily.
It’s a long way from my previous life, so I’m well outside my comfort zone!
Q. And why Crimestoppers as your fundraising cause?
I’ve known many people who have been victims of crime – been burgled or had personal possessions stolen, so helping to raise funds for Crimestoppers seemed perfect to me.
Q. How have your colleagues reacted to you taking on the Marathon?
Staff at Matalan, where I work, probably think that I run around far too much! But it’s worth it!
Q. What’s been your main motivation through all the hard training?
I’ve just turned 40, so completing one of the most iconic marathons there is whilst raising money for a notable charity is a real bonus, and a great way for me to celebrate.