Louise is ready to run through the pain barrier
Later this month, Louise Wood will embark on her debut half marathon to raise money for north Northumberland Macmillan and Marie Curie services.
Never having been a natural athlete – unless running for a bus counts – Louise entered the Edinburgh Marathon Festival last year on a bit of a whim, thinking she would have months to train.
Then, disaster struck. Louise found herself incapacitated with slipped discs in her back which stopped everything in its tracks.
Not a woman to be grounded easily, she fully recovered and being determined as ever, set out to complete her challenge.
Louise, who lives near Norham, started a careful and structured fitness plan which includes running on her own, as well as occasionally with the relatively newly-formed Berwick Infirmary Running Group, Spinning with Kay Schutt at Limitless Studios and massages from Mary Melvin at The Chandlery.
Alongside her training schedule, she has organised fundraising events to help reach her fundraising target of £600.
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On Saturday from 10am to 2pm at East Ord Village Hall, with the help of Oddballs craft club, there will be a May Fair with many local crafters and producers selling a range of items.
Then on Friday, May 20, at 7.30pm there will be a Race Night kindly hosted by James and Linda, landlords at The Mason’s Arms in Norham.
Many people have been helping Louise try to achieve her target, including Linda Waite at the Cornhill Shop, who has a sponsorship form on the counter.
To make a donation, visit her GoFundMe page at www.gofundme.com/q9snrkwc