You may have read our previous news article about Chrissy and what seemed like her astounding accomplishment of completing 100 marathons.  Chrissy started running aged 48 and shared her love of the sport with her husband, John. 

Runner with a medal

John was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer in early 2016 and they continued to run together for as long as he was able.  However, John died as a result of his condition in 2018 and since then Chrissy has continually used her running to raise funds for a number of charities, including Heartburn Cancer UK, who supported John during his illness.  She also works to raise awareness of the condition.

For most of us, running one marathon would be an achievement to be proud of, running 100 marathons, which Chrissy achieved in 2019, is astounding, but Chrissy has determination that many of us can only dream of.  She recently completed a personal challenge to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks and, as if that wasn't enough, Chrissy will very soon run her 200th marathon in support of HCUK.  The race was originally scheduled for 27th December when it would have been cold, dark, probably wet and most of us will be hunkered down at home.  Sadly, due to the new Covid-19 regulations the race has been delayed, but we have no doubt at all that Chrissy will meet her milestone as soon is she is able to safely.

We are in awe of your determination and your achievements Chrissy and can't thank you enough for your continued fundraising, support and for the awareness you raise.

If you are inspired to donate to Chrissy's unbelievable efforts then please visit her Just Giving Page.

We really do wish you all the very best for your 200th I think I had better go for a (short) run!