Two marathons. One week!

Published: March 2, 2015

For most people, running one marathon in a lifetime is more than enough, but twenty-eight year old Emma Roebuck from Greenwich is doubling that in a week as she runs two marathons for Richard House just seven days apart.

Manchester-born Emma is going back north to take on the Manchester Marathon on 19 April before heading to the Capital and the London Marathon just one week later on 26 April.

It will be the second year in a row she has taken on a marathon challenge for Richard House, having run last year’s event, raising over £3,000 in the process. Emma is also a member of the Barking Road Runners, who are long-term supporters of the hospice.

With two marathons instead of one lined up, Emma says she’ll be taking it easy between the races: “I’ll be resting! Perhaps an ice bath after the first marathon, then hot baths during the week, with a bit of walking and swimming to keep moving. I’m really hoping my knee doesn’t seize up like it did after London last year!”

“Training is going well with lots of good quality miles under my belt. I finished in just over five hours last time and I’ve set my sights on taking half an hour off that this time around.”

“I ran the London marathon last year and I could see that the money I managed to raise made a difference to the hospice. I got my own marathon places this year but still wanted to raise money for Richard House and the children and families it works with. I have a friend who taught someone at who attended the hospice and she praises the work you did for that child and his family and friends. It’s clear the hospice makes a huge difference to their lives.”

To sponsor Emma, please visit her Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/EmmaRoebuck2/

Pictured: Emma with a friend following last year’s London Marathon effort for Richard House.