Claire Wallace from Lincoln completed the Manchester Marathon on Sunday just one year after giving birth to her first child. The 30-year-old doctor took on the challenge in aid of disability charity Sense after balancing training with raising her one-year-old daughter.
Claire completed the Manchester Marathon in 3.29.04, which is a Personal Best for her. Balancing training with raising a child was occasionally a challenge for Claire, but after buying a running buggy Claire enjoyed taking her baby daughter out on runs with her. She even competed a half-marathon in September pushing her baby daughter in the buggy.
Claire was met at the finish line by her husband and daughter, who travelled to Manchester to cheer her on.
Claire Wallace said:
“I’m so pleased to have finished and over the moon with my time of 3.29.04. The Sense crew were great at cheering on the day, especially at mile 25. I wanted to give up at around mile 23 but knowing my family and friends were watching and the donations that had been made really kept me going to the end.”
Richard Kramer, Chief Executive at Sense, said:
“Claire did brilliantly at the Manchester Marathon, made even more impressive by the fact that she balanced her training alongside raising her infant daughter.
“We are very grateful that she ran the Manchester Marathon for Sense and has raised funds for crucial work supporting people with complex disabilities.”
Claire has raised £410 so far for disability charity Sense, one of the official charity partners of the Manchester Marathon. Sense supports children and adults with complex disabilities, including deafblindness.
You can still donate to Claire’s fundraising by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Claire-wallace33