Claire, from Dorset, will be going the distance on 23 April to raise funds for Support 4 Sight to help improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.

Claire has always had a huge passion for sports, but due to struggling with learning difficulties and her weight felt she wasn’t given a fair chance as a child and lack self-belief. She has worked hard to turn things around for herself and encourages others not to give up.

Claire said: “I personally have dyspraxia and Aspergers syndrome, and many people think it is easy to write me off. Despite this I have a 2:1 in Applied Theology degree and currently training hard to achieve my sporting goals and dreams.”

Undeterred by her early year challenges she has risen above them and about to run her 10th marathon. It will be her first London Marathon and she couldn’t be more excited!

Claire said: “I have achieved more than I ever dreamt possible for me, but London is the iconic Marathon I have been desperate to do for the last four years.”

Having missed out on ballots over the years, Claire went on to say: “Running the London Marathon for Support 4 sight is fantastic. Not only does it allow me to achieve my own personal dream, but it allows me to help and support people. Whilst I am blessed with good eye sight I couldn’t imagine a life with difficulties with my sight. I have had friends and family members with problems and genuinely don’t understand what this is like, but hopefully raising funds can help in some way.”

Not only has she developed a thirst for running, Claire has thrown herself into the world of karate and allowed fitness to be a huge part of her life. She is now a qualified personal trainer and gym instructor.

You can donate and support Claire to raise much needed funds for support 4 sight at:

Claire said: “Having faced my own difficulties with my weight and achieving fitness goals I didn’t think were possible, I am passionate about helping people on their fitness journey. Claire’s own personal motto is

“If people write you off, get back up, train, and work harder.”

Claire Marathon Running Photo