Teenager’s ‘incredible’ run for Teenage Cancer Trust
PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 October 2015
A teenager from Wrington has raised hundreds of pounds by completing her first ever marathon.
Lucy Tothill, aged 18, took part in the Bristol to Bath Marathon on Sunday in an effort to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust, and has so far collected a grand total of more than £460.
Lucy, who lives in Alburys, completed the race in four hours and 38 minutes and said the atmosphere during the 26-mile race was ‘incredible’ and the experience has left her wanting to complete more marathons in future.
She said: “It was an incredible atmosphere and everyone running and spectating was so supportive, especially when we were facing the hills. The experience has only left me wanting to do more and I would advise anyone who is thinking about doing one to just do it.
“I chose Teenage Cancer Trust because cancer is such a widely-known disease and has affected everyone at some point in their lives. It’s bad enough having it as an adult but as a child I couldn’t think of anything worse.
“Teenagers have to sacrifice their childhoods to go to various hospital appointments and fears that no one should have to deal with.”
In preparation for the marathon, Lucy completed the Bristol Half Marathon in September which she also used to raise extra funds for Teenage Cancer Trust.
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