Claire Whatton Runs the Lincoln 10k

We wholeheartedly thank Claire for recently taking part in the Lincoln 10k overcoming injuries and adverse weather conditions along the way. She has not only fund raised but also raised invaluable awareness especially to the girls in the school where she teaches.

Claire’s Story:

So here is my story and the reason I did Lincoln 10k as a huge personal challenge to myself!!
After lacing up my trainers for the first time at the end of October, I signed up to run the City of Lincoln 10k on March 18th 2018. The event was postponed due to snow!

This was a huge challenge for me, my furthest run was 7km, training was hampered somewhat initially by a calf tear in the run up to the event in March and then as I upped my training in April I began to feel very unwell, eventually being diagnosed with an overactive thyroid for which I am receiving ongoing treatments.

I did however know that I wanted to raise valuable funds and awareness for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.
Back in 2009 my first pregnancy ended with the discovery of an ectopic pregnancy and resulted in emergency surgery to remove my Fallopian tube and our first baby. The advice and support from the website was invaluable in coming to terms with our loss and what the future would hold.  In 2010 my second pregnancy also ended in hospital with a managed miscarriage.

Fortunately we were blessed with our rainbow in 2013 but not without trepidation in the early stages as we went through blood tests and early scans to determine the whereabouts of this pregnancy.
I fully support The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust who tirelessly work to educate, inform and support women and families through this ordeal.
I am super proud to have completed Lincoln 10k on July 2nd in the blazing sunshine!! I have raised over £350 and I know I have been able to educate and inform others who wouldn’t otherwise know of the condition.
1 in 80 pregnancies is ectopic #iam1in80 #ectopicsurvivor #rainbowbaby #thisgirlcan