We spoke to GP Trainee, Emma Hodgkins, who is currently working on the Inpatient Unit at our Coventry Myton Hospice and who ran the marathon in aid of The Myton Hospices.
How long have you worked for Myton?
Since February – I’m a GP trainee so requested a 6 month post at Myton to learn about palliative care.
Have you run the London Marathon before?
No – this is my first ever marathon.
How long have you been training?
Since I found out I got a ballot place (last October) – until then the furthest I’d run was 5k
Why did you decide to run in aid of Myton?
Because I have seen the excellent care provided funded by donations.
What did you enjoy most?
Soaking up the atmosphere- The crowds were amazing. I also managed to find my Fiancé Richard half way through (after he set off from the other start line) it was an amazing feeling to cross the finish line together. I would definitely recommend everyone have their name on their vest as you get cheered on by name all the way!
What was the biggest challenge?
Getting down the stairs to the tube on the way home!
What time did you complete the marathon in?
Ages! 6hrs 27 minutes but I’m very proud to have got round.
How much have you raised so far?
I’ve raised £700 so far and hope to raise more!