HANNAH Connell already dedicates a lot of time to children, bringing up her own two youngsters.
But she has still found time to get her running shoes on to train for the London Marathon in aid of children’s charity Barnardo’s.
Hannah, 35, is hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for the children’s charity, despite aching limbs and blisters caused by her strict training regime and being mum to Francesca, six, and Beatrice, three.
She said: “I have run this distance before so I know what pain and discomfort – as well as elation and joy – awaits me.
“I was humbled when I visited the North West Homelessness Project, Moving On, in Blackpool, and saw for myself the incredible work that they do.
“When I think of the pain and suffering those children have been through I realise running 26.2 miles is nothing in comparison.
“I am thrilled to be raising money for Barnardo’s. Knowing the money I raise will be used to improve the lives of vulnerable children throughout the UK is the best motivation possible.”
Hannah, from Fairhaven, has been training for four months to raise £500 for the charity, which will go towards projects for vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the UK.
She added: “Training is really difficult and time-consuming but I know all the freezing runs around the Fylde will pay off on the day.”