Search

Win a £100 Amazon voucher in this week’s Recorder

On sale July 3

Woman to run London Marathon in tribute to tragic friend

16:10 08 January 2014

Linda Venton is running the London Marathon in memory of her friend Tracy Hak

Linda Venton is running the London Marathon in memory of her friend Tracy Hak

Archant

What better way to make your long-distance running debut than participating in the London Marathon?

Linda Venton, 50, of Fitzilian Avenue, Harold Wood, will take part in the 26 mile race in memory of her friend Tracy Hak, 45, who died in June of a rare form of cancer - leaving behind a husband and three teenage sons.

Linda is raising money for Saint Francis Hospice, the charity that cared for Tracy in her final months.

“The hospice was absolutely wonderful with Tracy towards the end,” said mother-of-two Linda,

“She had homecare. Until you have involvement with the hospice I don’t think you can know how amazing they are.”

Linda admits she is nervous about the race, but also “very excited.”

She said: “I joined Harold Wood running club and they have got me going!”

Despite confessing to a “lay off” over the festive period, Linda is now back on track and will run the Brentwood half-marathon in March in preparation.

She added: “I want to raise in excess of £2,000, at the moment I’ve done £1,200.

“I’m also running a raffle in the King Harold in Station Road and am looking for prize donations.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/Linda-Venton1, or call Linda on 07837428172 if you would like to donate raffle prizes.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:47
Serious Incident Rainham Picture: @beckileigh_x

Terrified neighbours say they are “lucky to be alive” after explosives were found in a flat where a man was threatening to shoot himself.

Yesterday, 17:14
Firefighter Steve McDermott, of Hornchurch, who helped to treat victims in the aftermath of the Tavistock Square bus bombing on 7/7. Picture: London Fire Brigade

The devastation which greeted Steve McDermott as he arrived at Tavistock Square could hardly have been imagined.

Hassan Sheikh, 21, died when his car crossed the A13 central reservation on Wednesday

A man who died in a “devastating” crash has been named as Hassan Sheikh.

Yesterday, 14:58
Woolwich Crown Court. Pcture: Google Street View

A gang was found guilty in connection with a plot to intimidate a court witness by throwing a hand grenade and firing bullets at his home.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Y6 pupils unpack the rice

A school challenged their pupils to become enterprising individuals as they took on the national 90kg Rice Challenge.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder