It’s a Tough Mudder challenge for Lisa

PUBLISHED: 17:19 03 June 2014

Lisa Acton and Natasha Sweeting.

Lisa Acton and Natasha Sweeting.


A MIDWIFE from Worle will be tackling high walls, electric fences and a 12-mile run to raise money for a charity which supported her after she lost her baby.

Lisa Acton, aged 35, is training for the Tough Mudder to raise money for stillbirth and neonatal charity Sands.

Lisa, who works as a midwife at Ashcombe Birth Centre, will be taking part in the challenge alongside Natasha Sweeting and Neil Barclay, who work at the Old Thatched Cottage in Knightstone Road.

Lisa said: “I lost my baby Noah at 24 weeks. I went into fitness to help me through the bereavement and grief. It gave me something to focus on. I’ve never run 12 miles or anything like that before. It’s a real challenge.”

Lisa, who lives in Marindin Drive, said she did the Weston Colour Run earlier this year and has been training to get her distance up.

She said: “Running is only something I’ve really enjoyed since doing fitness and things like that. I am really looking forward to it.”

To sponsor Lisa, Natasha and Neil, visit www.

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