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Running for shelter

Malvern Editorial 28th Oct, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016   0

A MALVERN woman is set to take on a 46 mile ultra-marathon for the latest part of her challenge to raise money for a homeless shelter.

Emma Chatwynd Jarvis is half way through her aim to run 500km in a year to generate funds for Maggs Day Centre in Worcester which is reducing its opening hours due to funding cuts.

Already the 36-year-old from Barnards Green has completed 350km, boasting medals from 16 trial and obstacle races.

Some of the feats have included running up Mount Snowdon, across the Severn Bridge and tackling cargo nets and fire jumps.

Now Emma will take on the 46 mile ultra-marathon across the Brecon Beacons on Saturday, November 15, while a mountain marathon awaits the following month.

She said: “When I heard that Maggs were cutting their opening hours due to funding cuts, I immediately wanted to help. They provide such valuable support for those in need all around Worcester, but they need cash to stay open.

“It’s been incredibly tough. At the beginning of the year, I wouldn’t have even called myself a runner. I’m just a normal person squeezing training in around my job and kids and sometimes that means I’m running on the Malvern Hills with a head torch in the dark.

Emma added: “I’ve had to face my fear of heights, get dunked in ice-cold water and I’m always covered in mud or bruises. These ultra-marathons will be the hardest yet but I’m thankful that I can go home to a big dinner and a hot bath.”

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