Marie’s first half marathon

Former Stockport Harrier, Marie Forster, drew inspiration from her family when she completed her first half marathon.

By News Team on November 26, 2019

The mother-of-five raised £500 for St Ann’s where her older sister Tina Rowley was being cared for after being diagnosed with secondary cancer.

Tina spent her 60th birthday with family and friends as an inpatient at the Heald Green hospice and is now back home in Reddish, but will remain a day care patient.

Tina loves going to her local church. She has a heart of gold and a big personality. Spending quality time with her family gives her the strength to keep going. Thinking of Tina and my late dad Derek Timblin gave me the strength to finish the Manchester half marathon in 2 hours 11 minutes. I've always loved running and it's still my dream to run a full marathon. My motivation came when I saw the wonderful work and care of the nurses at St Ann's. They've been absolutely amazing and have lifted Tina's spirits. Marie Forster

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