London Marathon in Michelle’s sights

mum runs for a good cause
mum runs for a good cause

The 34-year-old, who has been running for more than 10 years, plans to tackle the London Marathon on April 26 to raise funds for Miracle Babies Foundation.

Ms Brown said she was introduced to the foundation, which provides educational resources to hospitals and families and family support services, after the premature birth of her friend’s daughter, India.

‘While my children both spent a short time in the special care nursery when they were born, I can only begin to imagine how much the support provided by Miracle Babies means to families facing extended periods in hospital caring for their premature or sick newborn,’ she said.

‘This has been a very inspiring experience in so many ways.’

Running six-days a week, up to 90km, Ms Brown said the idea of running the London Marathon stemmed from the 2014 Perth Marathon.

‘While training for this event I was encouraged by parkrun friends to join the team at the 2014 Bunbury 3 Waters Running Festival and loved every moment of it,’ she said.

‘The Perth Marathon, Gold Coast Bulletin Half-Marathon, Gold Coast Marathon, Perth Half-Marathon and the Perth City to Surf Marathon soon followed in 2014, in addition to regular attendance as a runner and volunteer at parkrun at Canning River and Bibra Lake.

‘While I would love to run a personal best time at London, I really just want to enjoy the race.’

To support her marathon campaign, visit london marathon2015.everyday hero.com/au/michellebrown.