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Clayton-le-Woods woman’s marathon will be her 188th consecutive daily run

Posted on - 3rd October, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, People, Preston News
Ramona on her 184th consecutive daily run
Ramona on her 184th consecutive daily run

A Clayton-le-Woods woman who has been running daily for six months is taking part in the London Virtual Marathon on the 188th day of her challenge.

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Ramona Joy Mulligan started running at least 5k per day on 1 April, just after lockdown began, to help her mental wellbeing. Since then she has racked up around 1,000 miles and raised hundreds of pounds for charity.

Read more: Ramona’s joy as she completes 100 Cuerden Valley parkruns in 100 days for charity

Ramona said: “On Wednesday I achieved my milestone of running at least 5k every day for six months, running over 1,000 miles in the process.

“I’ve run locally in Cuerden Valley parkrun, Preston parkrun, Carr Brook Linear Park and the A6 Preston Road – plus in Scotland in Argyll and Strathyre forests, Loch Long, Loch Lubeig, and along the canal from the Kelpies to The Falkirk Wheel.

“I’ve been doing 5ks to half-marathons, but the London Virtual Marathon on Sunday will be my longest run in five years.

“I ran the 22 miles of the Guild Wheel for the first time as part of my training for this marathon. Depending on the weather, this route will more than likely be the one I use, plus part of the A6, to complete the 26.2 miles.”

Ramona ran the Guild Wheel as part of her training
Ramona ran the Guild Wheel as part of her training

Throughout her challenge Ramona has been raising awareness for MIND and Shelter.

Read more: Black Lives Matter supporters to run Preston Guild Wheel

“I’ve had the honour and privilege of raising over £800 for charity. I’ve also supported local food banks, cancer charities and even a local cat sanctuary by donating much needed food and toiletries during running challenges with my club.

“All this as part of daily exercise for mental health, physical fitness and wellbeing. Thank you everyone for your support.”




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Ramona is now aiming to run every day for a year. To support Ramona, visit her fundraising pages for MIND and Shelter

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