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Danielle Gautrey

Why Am I Doing Such a Crazy Thing?

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In September 2011 Thomas was born following a healthy pregnancy.  Unfortunately he was very poorly - he needed resuscitating for 6 minutes & was then diagnosed with a rare condition called TOF, plus 2 holes in his heart & sepsis.
After life saving surgery at 2 days old, Thomas had 2 weeks in hospital then came home.  Life was quite straightforward until we had to wean him onto solids at five months old.  Food would often get stuck in his food pipe & on 3 occasions he stopped breathing & needed resuscitating.   Mealtimes continued to be challenging until Thomas was around 3.5 years old.
In April 2017 I visited my friends Amy & Jamie for the weekend.  We watched the London Marathon on the TV & I realised what a huge amount of money I could raise for the TOFS charity by taking part.
In Sept 18 I joined a local running club On The Run in Towcester with their 0-5km group.  In Jan 18 I progressed on to the intervals group with a 10km race in March as the goal.
Once 10km had been achieved, I set my goal of 10 miles in September 18 followed by Birmingham 1/2 Marathon in October 18.  I have managed to reach these targets so have set myself the ultimate goal of the London Marathon.


Event details

2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

I am taking part in the 2019 London Marathon.  I am aiming to complete it by doing run/walk intervals to minimise the risk of injury due to having a ceramic hip joint.  I'll be at the back hoping to finish in 6-7 hours, or if things don't go to plan, getting round before the roads are reopened.  
Training will be tough - I am juggling working full time with being a single parent to Thomas, his 4YO brother Matthew & 13YO sister Charlotte, plus helping out with the PTA at the children's Primary School.
I find it far easier to be having a glass of wine or a coffee with friends than getting out training & it's going to be a tough winter of training ahead of me. 
I would really appreciate sponsorship to so that we can raise money for this fabulous charity.
I will only be doing a Marathon once.

Event date

28-April-2019 10:00  - 
28-April-2019 18:00

Event type

Running / Walking

67 days to event start


Good luck keep up the training not long to go now
Donation by Kevin Walters
on 18-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck! We are all routing for you. Send us your race number so we can follow your progress.
Donation by Nikki Harris
on 18-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good luck for all at Cobbs
Donation by David Cobb
on 16-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
You are such an inspiration to your gorgeous children and everyone who knows you. Go Girl xx
Donation by Debbie Ash
on 10-02-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Go Dan! Good luck! Xx
Donation by Lyndsay Brewin
on 10-02-2019
£1.25 gift aid
Good luck Danielle !! See you soon xxx love Sarah
Donation by Sarah Corner
on 09-02-2019
£0.00 gift aid
Good Luck - we're full of admiration! Katie and Matt
Donation by Katie Willliams
on 07-02-2019
Donation by Tracey Hammond
on 05-02-2019
Good luck Danielle! X
Donation by Polly Enguell
on 04-02-2019
£1.25 gift aid
I have total admiration for what you are doing and know how hard you are training!! Will be with you every step of the way!
Donation by Louise Guntrip
on 02-02-2019
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £966.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £966.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,091.50

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