Team Georgia - Thyroid UK
My name is Laura and I have recently trained as a primary school teacher! I have always been quite active having completed the London Marathon and Bournemouth Half Marathon, but recently I decided to set myself another personal challenge...
In 2011 my Goddaughter (Georgia) was born with Congenital Hypothyroidism (CHT), a disorder that affects 1/3500-4000 babies born each year. Early detection of CHT means early treatment to ensure that infants do not develop irreversible neurological disability, luckily Georgia was diagnosed at 10 days old.
In order for Georgia's body to get the right amount of hormones, she has to take medication everyday for the rest of her life (along with various tests). She is a very brave, healthy, lively, caring, cheeky little girl (everything you would expect of a 5 year-old) and so with Georgia in mind it is Thyroid UK that I will be running for.
13 going on 30!
I will be running a series of half marathons over a course of 16 months. I aim to run at least 13 half marathons and all before I turn 30 in January 2018. Hence the title '13 going on 30!'.
My challenge will begin in October 2016 when I will run the Bournemouth Half Marathon. I am still in the process of scheduling the rest of the half marathons, but I will need to complete one half marathon a month basically.
I will be signing up for registered half marathons in the UK, but if I find the dates do not work out I will run my own half marathon and have someone cycle or run alongside me in order to prove it! :) I will upload the other dates of my events as I book them! (Please see my gallery for the events)
I look forward to beginning my challenge and raising as much as I can for Thyroid UK! The more of you I have to support me along the way, the easier it will be! I look forward to sharing my journey with you all.
Laura x x x
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with gift aid: £856.25
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