About me

Running in Central Park this summer

I’m Lucy Fenner, 26 years old, living in Esher working in the Trading Marketing team for Oxfam. You can contact me through l.fenner@hotmail.co.uk

I absolutely love to run. In 2011 I took part in the London Marathon and found the training and race day super tough! However, I’ve put myself through it all again because I don’t think there’s any other feeling quite like crossing the finish line of the London Marathon. Until mid-March I’d trained to run the marathon and my longest training run had been 15 miles. However, due to my heart condition I’ve been told I cannot run the marathon. So I will instead walk it!

I have 2 health conditions that have restricted my training and nutrition for the marathon. I have Dilated Cardiomyopathy which means that my heart muscle is weak. Throughout my training I will be closely monitored by the brilliant team at the Royal Brompton Hospital. Recent tests at The Brompton showed a further decrease in my heart function which resulted in them restricting my exercise. I also have Ulcerative Colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease which limits what and when I can eat as well as how much nutrition my body absorbs. This affects my running quite a lot. I can’t eat and drink some of the normal things runners would – like pasta. It can also make me really tired.

In 2011 I crossed the London marathon finish line with David Gandy (hunky model type) and in 2013 it was going to be with my boyfriend Ben (equally hunky model type ; ). I’ve encouraged Ben to continue training to run the marathon while I will walk it. In the past I’ve run lots of half marathons around the UK and abroad. You can read my original training plan to find out more about my preparation.

I’m determined to complete the race and raise £5000 for the 2 charities I’m supporting. Thank you for supporting me by reading my blog.

Sponsor Lucy.

Contact Lucy at l.fenner@hotmail.co.uk

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