TeamCAFOD at the London Marathon: Immi and Linds’ story

The London Marathon returns, and TeamCAFOD is back bigger and better than ever! On Sunday 21 April, 18 incredible runners will be taking to the streets of London to run a staggering 26.2 miles, all raising money to support CAFOD’s work around the world. In this series, hear from some of the team about how they’re gearing up for the big day.

This week, we hear from teaching duo Immi and Linds, who will be running their London Marathon together.

Tell us about your running journeys so far. How’s the training going?

Both of us have run the London Marathon before, but the training is hard and I am sure harder than it was last time! We have both been running half marathons plus a few extra kilometres once a week for the last couple of months, but finding those extra miles is really tough. It feels a very long way! 

Green tutus for CAFOD! 💚 As part of their training, Immi and Linds ran the Cambridge Half in March.

What does running London mean to you?

Running London is a huge thing. It is absolutely iconic and feels like a real achievement. Our plan is for me (Immi) to give Lindsay lessons on the history of London on our way around. She is a maths teacher but I don’t think I could cope with mini-maths lessons – counting down the miles will be quite enough!

How’s the fundraising going?

We have had a lot of support from the school community for the events that we have put on. We have run a year 7 and year 8 disco which was a huge (noisy) success, two school sleepovers, and had the support of a year 9 silent disco. We have also sold a lot of sweets at these events which has kept the funds rolling in.  

What does running for CAFOD mean to you?

Running for CAFOD is really important because of the exceptional work that they do. I have been a longstanding supporter of CAFOD and understand the impact of their work on communities. The idea that no one is beyond reach matters and it is fundamental to social justice. CAFOD is able to respond directly to global emergencies through their extensive work as well as support longer-term projects that support the dignity of individuals and communities beyond an immediate crisis. This means we know that the money will help to make the world a better place and that makes the distance feel a little more manageable!

Show Immi and Linds your support for the big day! Good luck ladies.

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