Barbara Hudson, a staff member from Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School, has stepped up to the challenge and is currently training for Rat Race event ‘The Wall’.
The Wall Ultramarathon is 70 miles – starting from Carlisle on the 18th June and ending in Newcastle within 24 hours.
Barbara and her running club ‘Rawmarsh Runners’ are taking on the race to raise money for the following charities and causes:
- Rawmarsh Foodbank
- Social Eyes
- Bluebell Wood
- Rotherham Hospice
- Rawmarsh Allotment Project
- Rawmarsh Headway
The team are currently well over the £1000 mark but are increasing their fundraising efforts during the run up to the race.
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Since January, Barbara and the Rawmarsh Runners’ weekends have been taken up to to prepare for the event. Training has been strict with swimming, core work, tough hill sessions and long runs up to 30 miles wearing the full kit, which weighs around 12lbs.
The commitment doesn’t stop there though… As Barbara gets married on Tuesday 7th June, she has even planned a run on the morning of the wedding! At the Rotherham Parkrun on the 11th, supporters and guests will be dressed in wedding-related attire too.
Barbara Hudson said: “I have done this race before bank in 2017 just three years into my running career. I swore I would never do it again but I set up my own running club three years ago called the ‘Rawmarsh Runners’ and encouraged some of the other runners to join me for this year and do it for local charities and causes.”
Great work, Rawmarsh Runners – we can’t wait to hear how you all get on on the 18th/19th June!