Jacqui ran the London Marathon as part of Team Turn2us in 2017 and raised over £2,300.
She had been running for over a decade and, having only previously run half marathons, she decided it was time to push herself even further.
She said: “I saw on Twitter that Turn2us were looking for marathon runners and as I had been unsuccessful in the ballot, I thought that you would be an absolutely fabulous charity to run for.”
Jacqui trained intensively for months and when the day finally arrived, her friends and family travelled to London to show their support. She completed the marathon in five hours and one minute.
Of the experience, she said: “When I passed the Turn2us cheer squad around mile 20, it was just when I needed it. My husband was there too and it was a nice little boost to see me through the last six miles.”
When reflecting on her achievement, Jacqui was elated with her performance having managed to achieve her goal of not having to stop to walk at all.
Not only that, she was able to raise money for what she considers to be a fantastic cause. She said: “It was great to wear your charity vest; I was chuffed with what I raised. The sheer spectacle of the whole day was a bit mind blowing.”
After winning a competition for free entry in this year’s London Marathon, Jacqui has chosen to once again take on the one of the biggest marathons in the world in support of Turn2us.
We are so grateful to Jacqui and all our dedicated Team Turn2us supporters who take on amazing challenges to raise money to help people across the UK who are struggling to get by.
If you’d like to join Team Turn2us and take on a challenge of your own, you can find an event on our fundraising pages.