Weston mum in epic run

PUBLISHED: 13:00 17 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:34 25 May 2010

A MOTIVATED mum from Weston has been busy gearing up for an epic run to raise money for charity.

A MOTIVATED mum from Weston has been busy gearing up for an epic run to raise money for charity.

Julia Turnbull of Blue Water Drive, Elborough, has been running 15miles a week in preparation for the London Marathon in March.

With the aid of her training partner, husband Pete, and 12-year-old son Josh, the benefits officer vows she will make it over the finish line even if she has to crawl.

The 39-year-old Westonian said if it was not for her family keeping her motivated she may have given up.

Julia's chosen charity is Cancer Research UK following the death of her mother-in-law in 2008.

The former Broadoak school and sixth form pupil said: "My mother-in-law was so brave and she never complained.

"My husband has been great at supporting me and he always reminds me of why I am doing it.

"Whatever pain I may go through it will be nothing compared to what she and other cancer sufferers go through."

Julia has previously raised about £2,500 for Weston Hospice Care and Cancer Research UK after competing in other shorter charity races.

The mum of one needs to raise a minimum of £2,000 before the big 26.2 mile run and has so far raised just over half of this amount.

In a bid to help her on her way Julia has organised a quiz night at Hutton Village Hall in Church Lane at 7.30pm on March 19.

Tickets, priced £7, include entrance and a supper and there will also be a raffle.

Julia said: "I have been training in the wind and rain and I am so determined to do this. I just need a bit more help.

"I know that financially times are hard for people at the moment but I want to appeal to people to come along to the quiz and help support me.

"I am also appealing to businesses for any gift donations for the raffle at the quiz."

To sponsor Julia visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/jules1970 or call her on 01934 822966 or email Turnjules@aol.com

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