Sarah has been an Epilepsy Research UK supporter for some time now as her aunt and a good friend both live with epilepsy. When many running events were cancelled in 2020 and 2021, Sarah didn’t let that stop her fundraising…

She came up with the idea to run at least one half marathon every month for the whole of 2021 – quite the challenge, we think you’ll agree! One of the half marathons was the world-famous Great North Run, where we had the pleasure of meeting Sarah in person. Each half marathon took place in a different location, the most obscure being along the Holy Island Causeway and around the island.

Alongside these half marathons, she also organised a series of #6forthe600 cake sales and small runs, raising a whopping £2000!

I’ve had tremendous support from my boyfriend, who has run all the races with me. I ran every single one for my Auntie, my good friend and everyone else who suffers with epilepsy. I see the impact it has on their lives and want to help research continue and improve, eventually enabling people to lives free from epilepsy. It’s been challenging for me personally to run these races, but not half as challenging as for people living with the condition. I hope to continue my fundraising into 2022 with a new challenge!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Sarah for all she does to support research into epilepsy. We can’t wait to see what Sarah comes up with for 2022!

If Sarah has inspired you to organise your own challenge or take part in the Great North Run, do please let us know – we’ll be happy to support you in whatever way we can!