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Hertfordshire resident set to run London half marathon

28 September 2015
Lisa Makowski and her family.

A Welwyn Garden City resident is raising money for a charity close to her heart as she prepares to take part in her first half marathon.

Lisa Makowski, who works for Sanctuary Housing, will run the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon through four of London’s magnificent royal parks, in honour of her nan who passed away when Lisa was 18.

Following a ligament injury in May and several falls in training, Lisa has found it challenging to prepare for the long distance run. After receiving physiotherapy, Lisa was given the all clear to run in August and has been training ever since.

More than 16,000 runners will cover the 13.1 mile route through central London with Lisa’s team of five fundraising for the UK’s leading stroke charity, the Stroke Association.

As well as her nan passing away suddenly from a stroke, Lisa’s mum is also at high risk of stroke. Lisa commented: “I am really looking forward to my first half marathon and although it has been challenging I have enjoyed training with my friends.

“The Stroke Association campaigns to improve stroke care and supports people to make the best recovery they can, it also funds research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. It was an obvious choice for me to want to raise vital funds for this charity.”

To help Lisa reach her target of £500, visit Virgin MoneyGiving and search by name.