Despite being told she’d never be able to run long distances by doctors, Katie Mangnall is taking part in the York 10 Mile for UHNM Charity.
Katie, who’s from Cheadle, has overcome a number of different conditions over the past four years and is now set to lace up her trainers for Sunday’s run.
Katie’s been busy training in the mornings before she comes to work on Ward 109 at Royal Stoke where she works as a Ward Assistant.
She said: “I’m running the York 10 Mile to thank the staff on Wards 227 and 228 who cared for my Mum who suffered a haematoma on her spine, and Ward 217 who cared for my friend’s son who was admitted with a brain tumour in March last year.”
“As well as raising money for UHNM Charity I see this as a personal challenge to prove to myself that I can do it. The training has been going well, I do different lengths of run early morning before my afternoon and evening shift on Ward 109.”
“I love the role of Ward Assistant which I’ve been doing for 18 months now. It involves serving food and drinks to patients and generally making their day. My amazing colleagues on Ward 109 and Patient Catering have been donating to me.”
“I’m aiming for a time of 1 hour 50 minutes, but anything under two hours would be more realistic. Next year I hope to do a half marathon for UHNM Charity.”
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