Emma runs incredible 825 miles in only eight weeks to help hospice

Emma runs incredible 825 miles in only eight weeks to help hospice

by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A teacher from Ormskirk ran an incredible 825 miles across an eight week period to raise money for charity.

Emma Anderson set herself the challenge of running the length of Great Britain over the summer in order to raise money for Queenscourt Hospice.

She began on June 20 and managed to reach the 825 miles in only eight weeks, which is an average of 14.7 miles per day.

Emma, who is a keen runner and member of Ormskirk parkrunners, ran the last ten miles of her challenge with her dad, Danny Fearns.

On the final three miles, she was joined by other running club members, who were able to cheer and congratulate her as she reached her target mileage.

Emma said: “I felt really emotional when I saw fellow parkrunners who had turned up to support me on my final run to complete the challenge.”

So far, Emma has raised £825. If you would like to support Emma’s challenge and donate to Queenscourt Hospice, visit the website: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/emma-anderson51

 Queenscourt Hospice is a local charity that provides support for the people of West Lancs, Southport and Formby.

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