Do you have a new goal for 2020? Georgia Hampton-Murray, 20, from Brentwood is taking on a huge challenge for Endometriosis UK this year and plans to run 12 competitive races to represent 12 years of suffering from the symptoms of endometriosis. Read our interview with Georgia below to find out what inspired her to take on such a huge challenge.
Could you tell us a little bit about the challenge you're taking on this year?
After my personal and fundraising success last year after running the ASICS London 10k and raising £1,000+ I have decided to set myself a challenge for 2020. In 2020 I plan to run 12 competitive runs to represent 12 years of suffering from the symptoms of Endometriosis. My ultimate goal is to be able to run a half-marathon by the end of the year.
What bit of the challenge are you most looking forward to?
After running through the streets of London last year, I am most certainly most looking forward to my London runs this year! So far just over a 1/4 of the runs I plan to do are in London. The crowds and other runners are so supportive and so much fun to run it - they really kept me going after the 8k marker last year!
Why do you want to fundraise for Endometriosis UK?
More than 176 million women worldwide suffer from Endometriosis
Far too many women are misdiagnosed, told their symptoms are “normal”, or that the pain is “in their head”.
On average it takes a shocking 7.5 years to diagnose endometriosis.
What advice do you have for anyone else taking on a challenge for Endometriosis UK this year?
Take on the challenge! For me it was about giving back after finding the resources and support of Endometriosis UK so beneficial to me. Not only have the team of volunteers and staff at the charity helped and supported me, but since running the ASICS 10k last year I have met and connected with so many fellow Endometriosis sufferers and their families. I have loved fundraising for Endometriosis UK and can't wait to see what I can achieve with their support this year!
A huge thank you and good luck to Georgia who is taking on such a huge challenge for us this year! To donate to her fundraiser, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/georgia-hampton-murray2020challe…