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Beachy Head Marathon
St Bedes School
Dukes Drive
Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 7XL

 

On Saturday the 25 October 2014, one of the Directors of Eastbourneguide.com  will be joining over 2,000 others in Eastbourne, East Sussex to raise funds for charity. If you would like support Paula by making a donation to Run4cancer please do so through the "Donation" button or click here to go to my page

Paula is hoping her friends and family will be generous with their support and donations to this very good cause and to encourage her through the training and along the 26 miles through the South Downs way.

Paula will be running/walking in support of Run4Cancer! Here's her story so far...

In March 2014 I decided I wanted to do something challenging for charity so I signed up for the Beachy Head marathon which takes place on 25 October 2014

I shall be taking part in the Beachy Head Marathon in memory of those close to me that have been affected by cancer. I have never done anything this challenging before and I am really looking forward to this fundraising event.

When I told my friends and family they all though I was mad and I can quite honestly say I'm probably not the fittest of people, yes I like to swim and each summer I walk to and from work (Polegate to Hailsham) as much as possible. I started walking more frequently last September and it was this that inspired me to take up this challenge.

Since signing up to do the Beachy Head marathon I have achieved some satisfactory goals in pushing my training forward, by the end of March I had walked the 12.5 miles from Birling Gap, across the South Downs Way and on to Seaford Head and back to Birling Gap in a time of 3.75 hours so I was pleased with this. Well I was until I tried to move later that evening when my muscles decided to rebel against the exertion earlier that day.

It is now the beginning of May and I am walking as much as possible which has been helped by getting a dog. Much of my training has been up along the coastal path of the South Downs Way as this is possibly the toughest part of the route, but I am now finding this route a lot easier to walk. By the end of May I want to have walked from St Bede's School which is where the marathon starts along the South Downs Way to Exceat car park and back again in a respectable time.

This page will be continuously updated with my progress but in the meantime I would like to say thank you for the support and advice I have received from Wes at his specialist running shop in Eastbourne: T:EMpo, Susans Road, Eastbourne and also my walking partners for keeping me company on some of the walks.