Putting her heart and soul on the tarmac Natasha runs for Charitable causes
On the 22nd April, Gretton House’ Natasha McNamee completed the London Marathon in a time of 6 hours and 10 minutes. Natasha a Support Worker, was raising money for the Heart Research UK and managed to raise an amazing £3,500 although that is not a final total! The charity is so pleased with the money she raised they have already offered her a place for the 2019 London Marathon.
Natasha said the highlight for her was running over Tower Bridge which she described as the “the most beautiful time to run over and was the most amazing experience with people shouting her name, handing out sweets to runners, the Fire Service hosing runners to keep them cool and children with water guns all doing their bit to keep everyone refreshed in the heat!” Natasha said finishing was “really emotional.” Family and friends met her at the 10-mile mark of the race to mark a special memory for her and them. The Heart Research UK have already sent a Thank You card. On arriving home Natasha felt little pain but said it was tough going up and downstairs!
Natasha is also one of thousands of runners who pledged to complete the last 3.7 miles of the London Marathon route in honour of Matt Campbell who died before the finish line. The private chef and former BBC MasterChef contestant, 29, collapsed on the 22.5mile mark and later died in hospital. She will also take part in the Rutland Marathon in September purely for pleasure on this occasion.
Wow and well-done Natasha!