Roz talks about why, following two cancer diagnosis, she is running her 94th marathon this year for Certitude
Why did you decide to run the London Marathon? Although I have run many marathons, it’s been a long journey over the last few years, from breaking my foot in 2019, and it taking 40 weeks to heal, to being diagnosed with Triple Negative breast Cancer in 2020. After chemo, which was stopped due to covid, an amazing surgeon who bought my surgery forward (to the day of lockdown), radiation and a miracle healing, I was ready to start getting fit again.
Unfortunately, there was another small hiccup with another diagnosis in December 2021 of the cancer spreading to the brain. One blast of radiation, another miracle and an amazing amount of support from family, friends and the medical team and I’m now ready to take on the London Marathon on 2 Oct 2022 and raise money for a great cause. One mile at a time…It’s going to be slow.
Why did you choose Certitude as your organisation of choice? I’m delighted to be running for Certitude, a brilliant organisation which supports people with Autism and mental health issues and their families, many of whom I have worked with in my profession as a personal trainer and swim coach. I know from my own experience over the last few years how many of us can be affected by these issues.
I’m back, slow and steady – marathon no 94, here I come.
Please give whatever you can to help me raise money for Certitude and get me to the finish line.