Huge congratulations to Karen Faulkner, who completed the Cardiff Half-Marathon, raising just over £1,000 for Kids Matter so we can reach more children in need!
Read Karen’s story:
Nine months ago, my friend Alessandra threw down the gauntlet and challenged me to do the Cardiff Half Marathon with her on October 1, 2023. Having only managed 10km on one occasion before Covid-19, 21km (the half-marathon distance) felt like a lot. After accepting Ale’s challenge, I ran, walked, cried and sweated – giving up altogether at least twice, starting again – to get up to speed to be able to do this. And now I have! I fulfilled my dream of running a half-marathon and I am also proud to have raised money for Kids Matter, a special charity founded by my sister, Eli Gardner.
I am so grateful to have been able to do this and for all the help and encouragement I have received on this somewhat crazy journey, not least from my amazing mother Judith Faulkner.
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