Judith faces marathon challenge for a friend

PUBLISHED: 16:09 21 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

RUN OF A LIFETIME: Judith Stringer, with her children, and Karen Webb.

RUN OF A LIFETIME: Judith Stringer, with her children, and Karen Webb.

A MARATHON challenge awaits one woman who is putting her best foot forward to raise money for a charity close to her heart. Judith Stringer will be running this year s Flora London Marathon in aid of MSRC, a charity which helps people with MS, such as her

A MARATHON challenge awaits one woman who is putting her best foot forward to raise money for a charity close to her heart.

Judith Stringer will be running this year's Flora London Marathon in aid of MSRC, a charity which helps people with MS, such as her best friend, Karen Webb from Meldreth.

Judith, from Harlton, said: "I have started training and have already completed the half-marathon at Grunty Fen.

"I'm upping the distance by a mile a week and I am taking part in the Silverstone half-marathon next month."

Judith, who has four children, needs to raise £1,500 for her charity place in the London Marathon.

The money will go to MSRC, Multiple Scle-rosis Resource Centre, which is an organ-isation that helps people with MS and offers a 24 hour counselling service and advice.

Karen, of Gables Close in Meldreth, said: "I am really proud of Judith and I admire her.

"I'd like to be able to do the marathon with her."

Judith said: "This is for such a good cause.

"Running the London Marathon is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am really looking forward to it."

MS is a neurological condition that affects the central nervous system.

About 85,000 people in the UK have MS and it is most common in young people and women.

# To find out more information about MSRC visit the website at www.msrc.co.uk or call 0800 783 0518.

# To sponsor Judith in the 2008 Flora London Marathon visit www.justgiving.com/judithstringer


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