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Heath Hands volunteer’s marathon on the Heath raises more than £1,200 for much-loved charity

PUBLISHED: 12:56 28 May 2020 | UPDATED: 12:56 28 May 2020

Rebecca Smithson ran a marathon on Hampstead Heath for Heath Hands. Picture: Rebecca Smithson

Rebecca Smithson ran a marathon on Hampstead Heath for Heath Hands. Picture: Rebecca Smithson

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A year to the day after first running on Hampstead Heath, a charity volunteer ran and hiked a marathon around the famous green space in support of the Heath Hands charity.

Rebecca Smithson started running on the Heath on May 22 2019 as a way of “regaining control of her body” as a new mum, and a year later she’s smashed her £1,000 target for the much-loved Heath charity.

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Rebecca, who is a creative director who spends her spare time volunteering for Heath Hands, said: “I was inspired when watching the Hackney Half Marathon last May, and being a new mum wanted to regain control of my body and find something that I could do for myself. I did my first run on the Heath and never looked back.”

A year on, she ran 26 miles in four hours 45 minutes and has so far raised more than £1,200 for the conservation charity.

To help, visit justgiving.com/crowdfunding/rebecca-smithson


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