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Teacher puts best foot forward

A primary school teacher from Faversham is undertaking a marathon fundraising effort by running 13.1 miles in this year’s London Landmarks Half Marathon.

Liz Melia, will be among 14,500 other runners who will be pounding the streets of London in the name of charity on Sunday 1 August.

Liz, has been picked to run as part of the Strode Park Foundation team and will join seven other runners on the day to help raise vital funds for the charity.

The 35-year-old, said: “I wanted to fundraise for Strode Park Foundation as I believe in what the charity does. I have and do work with many children that have a range of needs. Strode Park supports these children from childhood into adulthood. Giving them the opportunities to do activities or events that may not happen without the charity.”

Liz has never done a half marathon before so is excited but a little anxious. She said: “As it is the first time I have done this I am a bit worried about it but I am most looking forward to the feeling of accomplishment when I finally finish.”

Training has been going well and steady. Liz added: “I have been building up my running stamina. I am planning to keep working on this as well as the pace in which I am running.”

And there’s no time target. “Personally, I would just like to complete it. Thank you for the opportunity, I love running and this new challenge is exciting as well as a great way to support a great cause,” she said.

Liz is hoping to raise £450 and is looking for support from her friends and family.

You can sponsor and support Liz by visiting –

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