What are you fundraising for?
I’m running the marathon to raise money for our Never Forget campaign to fight EEHV.
EEHV is a devastating virus that kills young elephants both in the wild and in zoos. Unfortunately five calves born at Chester Zoo have died from the virus. We currently have three young elephants within the herd so EEHV is never far from the elephant team’s thoughts.
We are doing what we can with the knowledge we already have but more research is required to improve our understanding of the virus and how best to treat it.
Why did you choose to do a marathon?
This will be my second marathon, I ran my first in 2015. Thought it was about time I conquered another one as I enjoy challenging myself.
Why Loch Ness?
I’m originally from Glasgow so have been keen to complete a Scottish race. I chose Loch Ness because I thought the gorgeous scenery would be a welcome distraction when fatigue starts to set in.
How has the training been going?
In July I completed my first sprint triathlon so my training has involved not only running but also swimming and cycling. Now my focus is to gradually increase my mileage up until race day.
At times it has been difficult keeping to my training routine but running in aid of such an important cause has kept me motivated.
She did it! Katie conquered this monster marathon!
She faced terrible weather and a very tough race, but she made it to the finish line and raised over £400. Well done Katie!
Thank you everyone for your support.