A Louth woman is getting some mileage under her belt as she trains to take on this year’s London Marathon for charity.
Busy grandmother of one Michelle Stocks, who works for the Nottingham Building Society in Louth, will be taking on the 26.2 mile challenge for the first time this April, raising money for SportsAid in the process.
Michelle, 44, said: “I have been running for about five years now, but recently I have really increased my distance and completed my first half-marathon last autumn.
“I have been fitting in training when I finish work and on days off with longer distances at the weekend. I have also been fitting in several sessions at the gym too to increase my overall fitness.
Michelle added: “I have tried a few times to get a place at the London Marathon so I am absolutely thrilled to be running for SportsAid.”
The Louth branch of the Nottingham Building Society sponsored local SportsAid athlete show-jumper Emily Parker in 2013, and will be helping Michelle to reach her fundraising target.
The money will go towards helping young athletes travel to competitions and buy equipment. The society is sponsoring 25 athletes this year including Olympic hopeful skier Molly Summerhayes.
To support Michelle’s fundraising, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MichelleStocks.