Teacher undertaking epic running challenge for Salisbury youth charity

Teacher undertaking epic running challenge for Salisbury youth charity

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 6:30am 2nd August 2020.

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Tamsin Scott has set herself a target of running 2020 km in 2020 to help raise funds for Rise:61.

Tamsin needs to run at least 5.5 km EVERY single day of this year if she's to complete her challenge.

It's not the first time she's attempted the feat, an attempt three years ago had to be abandoned half way through after she fell pregnant.

Tamsin, who works at Appleford School in Shrewton, is determined to reach the finishing line this year.

"In 2017 I took on the challenge of running 2017km in 2017. I had lots of spare time, was fit and running 17km a day - so this was a breeze! 

"Three years on, I'm two stone heavier, not fit in the slightest and busy/tired constantly BUT I AM DETERMINED (before I'm 30) to finish what I started and raise money for the brilliant charity, Rise:61."

Tamsin has already passed the halfway mark this year and has run over 1030km despite February's floods and the restrictions of lockdown and the Covid-19 crisis.

She's described the last few months as 'crazy' but is 'really proud to have stuck it out this time'.

"Please could anyone spare just a little for me? It'll definitely spur me on to do the next 1000! (This time I'm definitely not pregnant and lost a few lb's instead!)

"Thank you all so much for your support so far and big love to Rise:61 who do the most amazing job for these children! #runlittlelegsrun"

Tamsin wants to raise £1000 to help Rise:61 provide positive opportunities, role models and projects for young people living on Bemerton Heath.  

She spent some time working at Sarum Academy and believes the young people of the heath can achieve great things if they are given the chance to succeed.

Bemerton Bike Hub Rise61 (Rise61)
Rise:61 has helped young people on the Salisbury estate learn about about bike mechanics.

Charity director Robin Imeson, says:

"This really is an incredible challenge to undertake and Tamsin's drive, tenacity and mental toughness to keep going are quite remarkable.  I can't imagine what it's like having to go for a run every day including the weekends but we are so grateful for what she's doing to help the incredible young people and community of Bemerton Heath and help release their potential.
She had a bad injury set back in the Spring which meant she's been having to run 8.5km since but is back on track after a hard few months.

Please do visit her fundraising page below and sponsor her to encourage her and help us help young people tell a different story with their lives here on Bemerton Heath and develop more projects that can benefit the whole city like Bemerton Heath Bike Hub."

You can show your support to Tamsin via her GoFundMe page.

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