On Sunday 11th June, Emily Eldred and Matthew Finn ran the St Albans Half Marathon for ELoH. Running 13.01 miles for child amputees was tough on the testing course. They took on several hills in the St Albans district and the temperature was high but luckily there was an ice-lolly waiting for them at the finish line!
Running for Amputees:
Matthew Finn, a teacher at St Columba’s College, had previously run the London Marathon for ELoH and was inspired to run for the charity again. He raised over £900 for ELoH at the Half. Despite the heat, he finished the course in under 2 hours. Matthew said he will continue to support ELoH:
‘It will not be the last time I try and help raise money for this amazing charity. Thanks for the opportunity and bring on the next!’
Emily Eldred was motivated to take on her second Half Marathon after volunteering with the charity for several months. Emily raised over £400 for ELoH and although the race did not go to plan, Emily said:
‘I’m pleased to have run for such an amazing charity and raised money for a fantastic cause. I’m happy that the money raised will support some of the most vulnerable children in the world.’
Thank you to our runners and if you want to take on the St Albans Half next year or a similar challenge then click here
Find out more about where the money raised goes and ELoH’s work here