21 August 2017
Since April, Mandy Davin who works at Glenside, has been raising funds and getting fit by running a marathon a month. She has already managed to raise
over £500 for two charities. If you wish to sponsor Mandy and support her fund raising activities, please go to her website at: www.unfit2ultra.com.
Mandy’s first event was the Brighton marathon in April, running on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Followed by the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in May in Liverpool, followed by Kent Roadrunner 6 days later on behalf of Headway, the Brain Injury Charity.
In June, Mandy completed the “Endure 24”, twenty four hour endurance relay race, in Reading with a team of 8 friends, known as Glastonbury for runners! Then the Bath marathon in July, renowned for its steep hills and difficult terrain and finally, the Salisbury 54321 in August, running a gruelling 31 mile trail in six and a half hours in the rain.
Mandy has recently returned from Canada, where she completed the Montreal marathon in September enjoying the heat as she toured the city. On her arrival home, she went straight into running the Bournemouth marathon. Effectively completing two marathons in a week.
Mandy’s next marathon is the Beachy Head marathon in Eastbourne on 25th October. This is one of the biggest off-road marathons in the UK. Formerly known as the Seven Sisters Marathon, it is popular for its scenic and challenging route through the South Downs National Park countryside. Mandy will follow this by running the Bupa Great South Run in Southsea the following day, in fancy dress, just for fun – accompanied by her Glenside colleague, Rebecca Box, who she has persuaded to take up running.
Mandy will then be working up to “the main event” the ultramarathon, the Marathon des Sables, running 150 miles in extreme 50 degree heat across the Sahara desert in Morocco next April.
So far since this April – Mandy has run 277 miles and that doesn’t include her training. Well done Mandy! Glenside staff are all routing for you.