03 Apr Chelmsford animal-lover on marathon mission for poorly pets
An animal-lover from Chelmsford, Essex, is appealing to locals to support her forthcoming London Marathon challenge.
Karen Goodyear is taking on the gruelling 26.2 mile course in aid of leading vet charity, PDSA, which cares for more than 470,000 pets across the UK every year.
Marking her first marathon, Karen says: “I’ve never done anything like this before, so it’s a big deal for me.
“I’ve chosen to run for PDSA because they are close to my heart – they saved my dog’s life when I was young and for that I will be eternally grateful. Our German Shephard, Rea, lived to the ripe old age of fourteen and I thank PDSA for helping her get to that age.
“I am passionate about animal welfare and the work that PDSA does, and I know first-hand just how important pets are. Knowing that the money I’m raising will help treat the UK’s most vulnerable pets will keep me going when it gets tough on the day.”
Hoping to cross the finish line in five hours, Karen is working hard through a gruelling training programme to ensure she makes it across the finish line on Sunday 28 April.
Her two dogs, Gadget and Bear, help keep her motivated and often join her while she is out pounding the streets of Essex.