Linda Baxter, member of the Secure & Complex Services Team is running the London Marathon in 2018 to raise money for POhWER.

POhWER has been selected from the 2018 Virgin Money Marathon Charity Ballot for one guaranteed place in the 2018 event. Linda has taken on this place and is trying to raise a minimum of three hundred and fifty pounds for POhWER.

Linda has been running for three and a half years. She started at the end of January 2014 with Parkrun.

“I used to get muddy and cold and wonder why on earth I was doing it - being a bit competitive and not wanting to throw the in the towel, I continued. I then encouraged myself to run my first 10k, when I was running it, I thought I would never get round but I did and afterwards I started to do a few more. This led to my first half marathon, not wanting to shame myself, I went to America to run it with my sister. After four half marathons, I’m getting brave and had the crazy idea to run for POhWER in the London marathon. I’m going to need all the support and encouragement I can get. I will need special support and motivation to keep me going so please keep an eye out for my training updates.”

We will be following Linda’s progress and giving regular updates regarding her training. We hope that you people will support Linda and POhWER by donating to us through our Virgin Money Giving page.

Click here for Linda's Virgin Money giving page and to donate