Claire’s Story: Virtual London Marathon

Claire standing in a field with her five children. Claire is running the virtual London Marathon.

The changes to the London Marathon this year have been incredible for me. This is my first time running it and, having only been running for three years, this would be a huge achievement for me. My only concern would be not having my son, Hugo, there to cheer me on.

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London Marathon – Five more #TeamSense runner stories

This week, we have five more #TeamSense supporters, telling us why they’re running the London Marathon for Sense on the 28th April.

Stewart has a hearing impairment and will be making his London Marathon debut

“My parents noticed I had speech problems and ear infections when I was young but by the time it was finally diagnosed, my ear drums were permanently damaged because of incorrect treatment. I had a number of operations to correct this, but my hearing never improved. I now wear a bone anchored hearing aid which has changed my life completely. Sense believe no one should be should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. As someone who has been there in the past, running for Sense is very special.”

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Meet our #TeamSense runners who are running the London Marathon this month

On Sunday 28 April, #TeamSense runners will be taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon, to raise money for people with complex disabilities, including those who are deafblind. Ten of our incredible runners share their story.

Paul is running for his nephew who is supported by Sense

“Due to complications at birth, Jaxon has a number of eye conditions. My brother and sister-in-law were put in touch with Sense where a family support worker, was able to develop an amazing relationship with him, encouraging him to wear his glasses, play and develop his attention span.
He has come leaps and bounds since starting and met some great friends. I feel proud to be running for Sense and very grateful for what they do to support children and adults with complex disabilities.”

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#MKruns262 update no. 2: Interviewing Sense CEO, Richard Kramer

Image shows a person running from behind, wearing a red coat on the ground. In the background is the skyline of London

The following blog was written by Marcel in his monthly #MKruns262 series. He interviewed our CEO, Richard Kramer and talks about his biggest fitness challenge yet — running the London Marathon 2019 for Sense.

You can find the original blog here.

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