Leanne Rice: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my family, friends and the local businesses that helped get me to the start line of the London Marathon in April. For those of you who were unaware, not only did I have to train every weekend for 18 weeks, I had the added pressure of having to raise £2,000 for my chosen charity “WellChild.” With the organisation of several fundraising events and the generosity of people, I managed to exceed my target and raise a fantastic £3015.20!
London Marathon. My name is Leanne Rice; I live locally at North Tawton and am 21 years of age. I work full time as a Beauty Therapist. I have been running since October 2008, when I decided to start a local beginners running course with my mum, to build up our fitness levels. After the buzz running gave me I then started training for 10ks in 2009, after completing four, I then progressed onto Half Marathons.