Louth woman’s marathon efforts helps her raise £4,400

Karen Needham at the end of the race with her medal and the family and friends who travelled to London to support her on the day.
Karen Needham at the end of the race with her medal and the family and friends who travelled to London to support her on the day.

Running her first ever London Marathon last month, a Louth woman has raised a staggering £4,400 for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.

Karen Needham,57, ran the marathon in a time of four hours and 36 minutes, running it all non-stop.

The running enthusiast ran London in memory of her sister Susan.

She comments on how the run went following the event.

“Running my first London Marathon was so much harder than I anticipated,” Karen said.

“My legs felt heavy from 13-miles, which made the following 13.2miles a struggle.

“But seeing numerous groups of friends and family along the route really helped, as did the fantastic support from the general public.”

She added the whole experience was emotional yet amazing. Karen is completely overwhelmed by the support that has helped her to raise £4,400 and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored her. You can still make a donation by calling: 01507 605097.