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Victoria's marathon fundraising

21 October 2014

Congratulations to our Business and Economic Analyst Victoria Dale who swapped her spreadsheets for running shoes this month, taking part in the Amsterdam Marathon to raise much needed funds for a local hospice.

Victoria completed the 26.2 miles in just four hours 18 minutes and has already raised over £800 for Northampton’s Cynthia Spencer Hospice.

Victoria, who was sponsored by friends, family and colleagues, said: “I chose to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice as it means such a lot to one of my SEMLEP colleagues and friends and this meant that running the marathon was a very emotional and rewarding experience.

“When it got tough, especially around the 12 mile mark, I just thought about my colleague’s teenage son who is fighting his own battle with cancer.”

Victoria, who lives in Bedford, added: “Training for this marathon really made me appreciate the wealth of sports facilities on my doorstep including the Bedford Athletic Stadium and Box End Park. I’ve also had great encouragement from my running group and have had lots of support during my long training runs along the scenic Route 51 from Bedford to Willington”.

It’s not too late to give. You can help Victoria reach the £1,500 mark and by donating online HERE.

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