Marathon mum’s race to help poorly children

Marathon mum Anna

Marathon mum Anna

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A marathon mum is taking on her biggest challenge yet to raise money for youngsters in need.

Anna Thubron, from Crookshank Drive, Wendover, is running a marathon everyday throughout May to help celebrate her 50th birthday.

Covering a distance of over 800 miles Anna, a busy mum and step-mum of four, is aiming to raise over £5000 for Humanity Direct a charity funding life saving and life changing surgery for children in developing countries.

And Anna is no stranger to marathon challenges, she and husband Neil, 50 founded Tring running business Extreme Energy, and sponsor athlete Nathan Montague.

Anna’s challenge is expected to fund over 20 operations including cataract operations and neurosurgery for children in Uganda and Somaliland. Anna will also visit Uganda to meet some of the patients she funded.

Speaking to this newspaper while running one of the marathons alongside Nathan, Anna said: “My husband ran the Yukon Ultra for a little girl who needed ears in order to go to school.

“I’ve always wanted to help in an underdeveloped country and this seemed like the perfect thing to do, to raise money for operations and then go out there to meet the children and help.”

Anna will run at least 26.2 miles every day in several locations including throughout the Chilterns, along the Thames Path and the Isle of Wight completing each marathon distance in about five to seven hours, depending on the route.

Donate at www.humanitydirect.org/fundraisers/fundraisers/anna-thubron