On April 23rd Amy will join a team of 16 WheelPower runners on the start line of the London Marathon. This will be Amy’s first Marathon and she is delighted to be running for a charity that is very close to her heart.
This is Amy’s Marathon Story …
Amy has been working for the National Paralympic Heritage Trust at Stoke Mandeville Stadium since 2020. She joined the NPHT at the end of 2020 during lockdown as their company administrator, and now in addition is also their collections administrator. Her background however has always been in art. “I did a degree in Brighton in 3 dimension design, with plastics, metal and materials, and I used to do big sculptures but as life progressed I focussed more on painting, as I could do that in my spare time. I’ve always been creative and also drawn and painted since I was little. Most of my artwork is now inspired by landscapes, changing weather, big skies, clouds, natural textures, and seascapes. I tend to work in acrylics and mix media collage, and my art ranges from very abstract to more obvious landscapes but still impressionistic.”
“I like keeping fit and have always run. I love the outdoors and do a lot of walking with my dog. I find running is really relaxing for me and I tend to do a lot of trail running in the countryside near my home in Chesham. The best thing about running is that you can do it anywhere and you don’t need any equipment.”
"I've done one marathon distance before, but that was a virtual challenge trail over 6 hours in the Chiltern hills where I was running on my own. I’ve never done a road marathon with others so London will be new to me and as a result I've had to change my training to get more miles on tarmac. Back in April last year I did a half marathon in Wales and after the end of that, someone suggested the Barbados half marathon! It was very different from what I’m used. We set off at 5am and it was already 28 degrees, so it was tough!"