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Claire’s Marathon Training Diary

Posted: 5th Aug 2019 by Hunter Gee Holroyd Charity

On Sunday 20th October 2019 the Hunter Gee Holroyd team take on the beautiful and ancient streets of York and the surrounding countryside in a battle to claim the rights as fastest team in the Yorkshire Marathon Relay tournament!

Charlotte, Claire, Ed, Joe, Paul and Sarah will complete a full marathon between them. It’s all about the team work and raising much needed funds for Martin House Hospice.

Claire Hodsman, Client Manager at Hunter Gee Holroyd reveals how she is getting along with her training and why supporting this wonderful charity is important to her:

“When an email came round at work asking if anyone was interested in running the York Marathon Relay event for charity I thought it would be a great opportunity to get back into exercise and get a bit fitter whilst raising money for a very worthy cause.  We are running for Martin House Hospice which is a fantastic charity and provides family-led care and support for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.  I used to be quite fit and have done a few 10k runs before but since the birth of my two children I have done hardly any exercise…apart from running around after them that is.  Thankfully my team mates were very kind to me when we were deciding who was going to run the different legs of the race and I ended up with 3.2 miles, so just over 5k.  I have signed up to a Couch to 5K challenge which is a nine week programme for beginners.  The first week of Couch to 5K was really hard and showed just how unfit I am.  My calves were burning after only 30 seconds of running and I was out of breath very quickly.  But it felt good to be doing some exercise and I have enjoyed running on evenings after the children are in bed.  I’m 3 weeks in to the challenge but as I haven’t been following the 3 day a week plan my progress has been quite slow.  There’s plenty of time left though as the marathon isn’t until 20 October so I am feeling confident.  My leg of the race finishes in my village so if I need a bit of extra encouragement I’m sure there’ll be plenty of family and friends around to cheer me on.”

If you would like to sponsor Claire and the team and support this wonderful charity, you can do so by donating through our Just Giving page, or by sending a cheque with covering letter to Clair Watmore, Hunter Gee Holroyd, Club Chambers, Museum Street, York, YO1 7DN.

Thank you.