“I started my running journey thanks to a certain Mr.P – (former Meeting Needs Chair Chris Peacock pictured with Flowella). He acknowledged himself that he was the “gentle persuader” and now it has just kind of stuck in my head in his memory.

I am not by any means an expert but with my third Royal Parks Half coming up in the autumn I am definitely getting better!

I have a tough training manager – Ivy, my six year-old daughter. Since my last run I have managed to recruit my son and husband; it’s a great opportunity to spend time together being active.

Running on behalf of Meeting Needs means the fundraising is being donated around the world to small projects and charities that would otherwise really struggle without the big marketing and comms budgets of other larger charities. Getting to see and hear from the charities via the board gives you a real boost to push your training and fund-raising.”

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a great event industry gathering in London´s beautiful parks, starting and finishing in Hyde Park. If you would like to take part in The Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday, October 13, 2024 and raise funds for Meeting Needs, please contact kconway@meetingneeds.org.uk