Harriet raises £485 for Herriot Hospice Homecare!
My connection with Herriot Hospice started in the summer of 2017 when my Nana started receiving palliative care at her home and the hospice came out to visit her and support my family.
I decided to take part in the Lincoln 10k first and foremost to raise money and awareness for the amazing work the hospice at home team do. I’d also never run that distance so was looking forward to challenging myself.
Training was going really well and On plan for the event in March. Unfortunately due to heavy snowfall the event was cancelled and rescheduled for July. In the meantime I fell pregnant and by the race date I was 17 weeks pregnant and therefore my training has dwindled slightly.
I was partially disappointed when the event was rescheduled but also slightly relieved as the nerves had started to creep in. By the time the rescheduled date came around I was more relaxed as I knew I’d be taking the course at a steadier pace and I’d managed to rope a friend in to keep me company. The event was accommodating to runners of all abilities which was a huge relief!
The day of the race was really enjoyable with a great atmosphere. It was during a heatwave and the temperature was baking. Lots of volunteers and locals came out to support the runners offering them water, wet sponges and keeping us cool with their hosepipes! I look forward to taking part in the event again.
For anyone thinking of taking on a challenge for Herriot Hospice I’d say go for it!
As well as having great fun and pushing yourself to new limits it’s a wonderful feeling knowing you’re raising vital funds for a fantastic charity and helping them continue their work in the future.Blog Posted 21st September 2018