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Wendover Mum Runs 31 Marathons For 50th Birthday


Published by the Mix96 News Team at 11:51am 13th May 2016. (Updated at 3:32pm 16th May 2016)

One marathon is a daunting task for many - but not for a Wendover Mum...who's running 800 miles this month!

Anna Turbon is celebrating her 50th birthday by running a marathon each day in May, to raise money for charity.

Alongside Humanity Direct, all funds will help 31 Ugandan children in need of life-saving treatment.

Anna told us why she decided to do this: 

"I've always wanted to help people, whether its in an earthquake area, or an area where there's been a natural disaster.

"When this came up it just seemed like such a good thing to do, especially as I could actually go out and visit the children that I'm helping, and in some cases take them to the hospital for the operations they need too."

Anna is on her 13th marathon today (13/5) in Windsor, she told us how it's going: 

"I've been running for years but not consecutively, so this is a challenge for me! 

"It's going really well actually, I've got James and Laura with me today who are my running buddies. It's literally just one foot in front of the other, keep going to 31.1 and then we'll turn around and head back into Windsor, finishing up by King George!"

"Every penny takes us one step closer to the goal and will help us fund as many operations as we can."

If you'd like to donate you can click here

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