More MS news articles for April 2002

Georgina's marathon task adds up to great success

A PRIMARY school teacher in Northwich will be sprinting down to London this weekend to take part in the city's annual marathon.

Georgina Wilson, who teaches Year Five pupils at Charles Darwin Primary School, is gearing up for her first London Marathon and she is hoping that the past six months' of training will pay off.

The 26-year-old, who lives in Tarporley, will be running with her friend Stewart Walker to try and raise £2,500, which will be divided between multiple sclerosis charities and Charles Darwin Primary School.

Georgina, who has been a teacher in Northwich for three years, said: "I have been training several times a week in the gym and done a lot of road running in preparation for the race.

"I'm excited about taking part and I'm looking forward to experiencing the wonderful atmosphere."

She said: "All the children at school will be egging me on as they watch the race on the television.


"This is my first marathon and it will also be my last!"

Pupils have been counting the days to the start of the 21st London Marathon since the beginning of February and they are all looking forward to watching the race on television to try and spot their teacher.

More than 32,000 runners will start the 26.2-mile course on Sunday morning including Paula Radcliffe and Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie and celebrities Charlie Dimmock and Frank Bruno.

Georgina will be returning home on Monday afternoon, having been given the day off, but will be back at school on Tuesday morning.

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