Mum’s half marathon effort in memory of baby Isaac

Lisa hopes to give the Sheffield Children’s Hospital a big fundraising boost at the Asda Foundation Sheffield half Marathon.

Lisa Anderson will forever be grateful to the staff at Sheffield Children’s Hospital who cared for her son, Isaac, in the days before he died.

She hopes to provide the hospital a fundraising boost at the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon on Sunday 14th April.

Isaac was only 19-days-old when he passed away at the hospital in 2013, having been transferred there from Scunthorpe Hospital a few days after he was born.

Over the past six years Lisa, a mother of two young children named Noah and Ava, has raised funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity. Her next challenge will see her pull on her trainers. 

Lisa, who lives in Broughton, near Scunthorpe, said: “I am really looking forward to my Sheffield Half Marathon challenge and hope to raise as much money as possible to help the amazing and caring staff at The Children’s Hospital Charity.

“I do run regularly but have never considered myself a runner having always been a PE dodger at school, preferring baking and eating it to exercise.”

A few weeks after her charity run, Lisa is hoping to become a Guinness World record holder. 

She said: “I've applied to break a Guinness World record a few weeks after this event to be the fastest female to run a half marathon dressed as a cartoon character – I’m awaiting approval from them.

“I will use the Sheffield run as a trial. To break World Record, I have to complete 13.1 miles in under two hours - my previous fastest time last year was 2 hours 6 minutes. So it’s going to be tight.”

To read more about Lisa’s story and support her fundraising go to her JustGiving page.

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