19 Jul London Marathon team
We are incredibly proud to have Masika and Rebecca taking on this year’s London Marathon for Coram’s Fields on 3rd October. Meet the team and find out why they are both taking on such an amazing challenge!
“I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD and Dyspraxia so I also want to show my boys that regardless of the labels I can still be me and do the things I love”
Hi, my name is Masika. I’m a mother of 2 boys 16 and 7. I have been into fitness since having my youngest after gaining a lot of weight. I love working out at home, swimming, and running. I have run multiple Half Marathons raising money for charities and have always wanted to run the London Marathon as it is a huge step up and a new challenge.
I feel so honoured to be running for Coram’s Fields. Coram’s Fields has been a huge part of my family’s life. My eldest went to the Nursery and we continue to use the facilities there from the beautiful playgrounds to watching fireworks on bonfire night. It’s so nice to be able to raise money for a charity that puts children and the community at the forefront of their mission to make the community for young people a better place by providing so many services.
I have recently been diagnosed with ADHD and Dyspraxia so I also want to show my boys that regardless of the labels I can still be me and do the things I love! I can’t wait to take part in the marathon. It is going to be very challenging both physically and mentally but I am ready.
To prepare myself for this Marathon I am doing cross training. I am swimming 5 x a week to help with my breathing and recovery and train at home everyday doing core, legs and arms. I have also been running multiple times a week and building up the time.
“It is an incredible privilege to be able to run the London Marathon for Coram’s Fields.”
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to run. So, (perhaps unwisely – I am laughing at myself in this picture) I have signed up to run two marathons within 8 days starting with the London Marathon on the 3rd October (and then Manchester Marathon 10th October) all in aid of raising money for the wonderful charity Coram’s Fields. Please read below and support them (and my stupidity) generously!
Those of you that know me, know I run a lot. Part of that is for exercise. A lot of it is to keep me sane. And even more of that is that I love being outdoors. I appreciate the benefits of being outside for my own wellbeing and think it is an important part of everyone’s wellbeing.
Coram’s Fields is a children’s charity that serves as a safe place for all children to come and play, offering safe access to outdoor space for young people in central London. Spending time outdoors is incredibly important to everyone’s well-being. It has become particularly so over the last year. But finding somewhere safe to run and play for young people can be tricky for some London communities.
I first had the opportunity to visit Coram’s Fields with my rugby club, Belsize Park. We understand the importance of spaces and charities such as Coram’s Fields and we are fortunate enough to play on their pitches and are pleased to be able to support Coram’s Fields in that way.
It is an incredible privilege to be able to run the London Marathon for Coram’s Fields. Please read more about all the good work they do (they do A LOT). And please support them through my fundraising page – and me! The more money I raise, the better I will feel about the silly decision to run 2 MARATHONS WITHIN 8 DAYS….