#events @paulamaguireMND #running #SilverstoneHalfMarathon In aid of @mndassoc #charity

The Silverstone Half Marathon is organised by the same team who are responsible for the Virgin London Marathon. It is a popular race, run round the Silverstone racetrack. Many runners also use it as a training race prior to the London Marathon. It is a 3-lap race and is very flat. The Silverstone Half Marathon is therefore a great opportunity for anyone chasing a personal best time which takes place March 13th, 2016.

Paula Maguire is taking part to fundraising for a charity very close to her heart, after her Uncle sadly became ill in April 2009 and was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in June 2009. He was given just 5 years to live. But his health deteriorated rapidly and he died on the 9th of August 2009, aged just 50.

CbU01tkWwAAoBuDPaula Says:

On the day of his funeral, a few of us came up with the idea of running the Great North Run in his memory and Robert, Paula & Graham completed this on the 19th September 2010.

We raised almost £1000 for MNDA. Since then we have donated all profits from radio decoding service to the West Yorkshire branch of MNDA. Most radio codes are only 99p and this has raised an astonishing £7266 so far and continues to raise more every month.

Following on from the Great North Run in 2010, Robert, Paula, Kelsey & Megan volunteered at the finish line at the 2011 Great North Run and welcomed all of the MNDA runners back and directed them to the MNDA charity tent for a well earned cuppa.

I did a tandem skydive on Sunday 10th June 2012 in Hibaldstow, Lincs. We managed to get a small team together and we raised £5000 (my contribution was £600).

This year 2016, I have 8 runs already booked in and also am planning to do a wing walk later in the year ..

The MND Association is the only national charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for people affected by MND, fund and promote research, and campaign and raise awareness so the needs of people with MND.

Please click to donate to Paula Just Giving Page

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