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Mum-of-two ready to tackle first marathon

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 04, 2014

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A TRAVEL advisor who juggles running her own business with being a mum to two young children has been training hard for the London Marathon next weekend.

Julie Hyde, who works in Burton, will take part in the 26.2-mile race for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, which is supported by the school in Repton that her children attend.

Julie said: “I thought it was a challenge when I took it on.

“It is my first marathon so I will be keeping the reasons for doing it in the back of my mind when the going gets tough.

“I am eager to get there and get it done.

“When I started running I would do one to two miles when I had dropped my youngest off at nursery.

“I built it up from nothing to now doing a marathon – I have always wanted to do one and I was lucky to have got a place through my running club.”

Julie has previously done half marathons, and to build up to the big event on April 13 has been covering 18 and 20-mile distances.

She squeezes in the runs between work and when her children Alex, five, and Adam, seven, finish school.

She said: “The children go to St Wystan’s School and Rainbows is the nominated charity. They attended a special ceremony which showed the good work the hospice does.

“I always wanted to run it for a children’s charity.”

Julie, from Walton on Trent, has a fund-raising target of £500, but donations have already exceeded that amount.

She said: “With a week to go hopefully I can raise even more and people donate on the day of the race.

“I am really pleased at how much people have given.”

To sponsor Julie log on to www.justgiving.com/Julie-Hyde2

Thousands of people from across the globe will take part in the televised London Marathon next weekend.

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