Saturday, 1 March 2014

Finding my feet - Claire Lomas

Over dinner late in 2011, Claire Lomas told her friends she would be walking the London Marathon in 2012 despite not walking a step since the accident which left her paralysed in 2007.

Given Claire's strength of character, not one of her friends were doubting that she would complete - It was just a question of how long it would take!

On 8 May 2012, 17 days after she started, Claire crossed the finish line in London and whilst walking she had been taken into the hearts of the nation.

The 2013 challenge saw Claire take on a 400 mile hand-cycle, visiting schools and talking to children en-route. At the finish on 13 May, she had raise £75,000.

'Inspirational' is the word that has been used many times to describe Claire's achievements.

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