Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Economy | By Annette Adams

Mum ready to go through 'blood, sweat and tears' at London Marathon

Mum ready to go through 'blood, sweat and tears' at London Marathon

The Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a group that is running the London Marathon this weekend for the Heads Together charity, of which the duchess, Prince William and Prince Harry are royal patrons.

Over-70 veteran Maureen Wright, who was second in her age category at last year's New York Marathon, will also be running in the Capital, together with fellow JAFFA veterans Robin Belsom, Steve Dixon, Tim Newton and Warren Birch. I promised myself that I would do anything I can to give back and raise money for the fantastic charities that help people who are battling mental health issues.

The club's men's captain Jamie Masters is targeting a sub-three finish as he takes part in his first London Marathon, which will be his eighth marathon, having qualified good for age.

"I can't thank them enough".

Mr Maloy runs Viking Primary School in Northolt, north-west London which is supported by Heads Together charity partner Place2Be, a leading national children's mental health organisation.

The race gets underway at 10 a.m. local time, 5 a.m. EDT on April 23.

The first dozen runners in the queue for their official numbers were chosen to meet the Prince and they posed behind him as he cut the ribbon.

"I'm ready to race on Sunday".

Spencer, who has recorded a Heads Together video chatting with her best friend about post-natal depression, told Kate: "I feel now everyone will see it as something so normal, even for me it kind of almost went to a really, really dark place, but I managed to scoop myself out". "I'll be nervous that I won't finish. But for my gran it was just a quick illness, which wasn't so bad, not that you want something like that to happen".

She says: "Mental health can be a taboo subject and people don't know how to approach it".

"Old age has been caught up with me", he said.

"I really hope to be able to do the course in three hours and 15 minutes".

Runners can travel for free on connecting Southeastern trains from any London terminal to any start line station by showing their race number, but must buy a valid ticket for the rest of their journey. Get HELLO! Canada, PEOPLE, Vanity Fair and over 100 more of the world's best magazines for one low monthly price at Texture by Next Issue.

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