A BURTON mum-of-two has spoke of her ‘pride’ after taking part in a half marathon in memory of her husband.
Amy Parakath, who lives in Horninglow, was cheered on by her two sons, Aaron and Haris, as she crossed the finish line on Sunday after running the BUPA Birmingham event in two hours 36 minutes.
The 32-year-old was raising funds for the Bone Cancer Research Trust and WAY Widowed and Young, after her husband, Asif, passed away three years ago.
She told the Mail: “My entrance was given to me as a Christmas present by my brother and his partner.
“At first I thought it was a spa day, but I soon realised what it was! But in the end I was quite pleased.
“I had started to get into my running and had said that I wanted to give a half marathon a try.
“So, in the end, it turned out to be both the best and worst Christmas present I have ever got.
“So, after upping my training, I was ready and knew I could run the distance, but when I woke up on Sunday I was nervous.
“I was also a bit emotional as I was running for my husband and had a T-shirt of him on for the run.
“When I had finished I felt a mixture of relief, aching and a feeling of pride for what I had achieved.”
After being handed her medal, she met up with her two biggest fans – twin sons Aaron and Haris.
She added: “It was so good to see the boys and they said they were really proud of what I had done.
“My parents came to support me along with my little boys – they enjoyed cheering me on and spotting all the different fancy dress costumes.
“We all had a really good time and it looks like I have raised around £750 for both charities that I hold close to my heart.”
To sponsor Amy, visit www.justgiving.com/AmyParakath