Imogen recently took part in the Brighton Marathon to support her mum who has Type 1 diabetes. As one of the top fundraisers, she has raised over £2000 for us, as well as holding a Type 1 awareness class at the school that she teaches at.
Recently completed the Brighton Marathon as part of the Diabetes UK team.
I decided to take part in The Brighton Marathon because I wanted to do something for my mum. She has had Type 1 diabetes since she was just 5 but has always taken it in her stride and taken care of everybody else. I thought it would be nice for someone to do something for her for a change!
I also wanted to promote awareness and help educate people in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. I have a boy with Type 1 diabetes in my class this year so he has enjoyed following my journey and has helped me in promoting awareness at school by doing a 'show and tell' on Type 1 to our class and taking part in dress up days for Diabetes UK.
I feel super proud of myself and in a way sad it's all over, it was an amazing experience which I will treasure forever. I have been so overwhelmed by everyone's support throughout my training and fundraising and I think it really helps doing it for a charity so close to your heart.
Brighton Marathon was my first marathon but definitely not my last! It was a challenge both physically and mentally but seeing my mum at those cheer points gave me strength and reminded me of the reason behind what I was doing.
I would absolutely recommend other people to take part in the Brighton Marathon. It's the best feeling achieving something just 1% of the population do and doing it with Diabetes UK has been amazing. The support with fundraising and training has been outstanding and I can't wait to do it again!
I am a strong believer of being able to do anything if you set your mind to it and running a marathon and raising money for such a great cause is a great way to prove that.
We were so pleased to support Imogen through to the finish line at Brighton and beyond. Why not follow in her footsteps and sign up to the Brighton Marathon 2020 today?