Doing It for the Girls and Wooden Spoon

Doing it for the Girls - London Marathon 2018

Claire Honess, Lisa Snary and Donna deCooper Wride – ‘Doing it for the Girls’

THREE intrepid forty something ladies, ‘Doing it for the Girls’ inspired by their involvement in the hugely successful Club Together 2017 charity bike ride in Eastern Counties region decided to emulate their husbands who rode the 320 miles around Norfolk in September by training for the London Marathon 2018.

Claire Honess, Lisa Snary and Donna deCooper Wride set about serious training for the event late in 2017 with an eye on running under five hours. They set off on Sunday under their banner “Doing it for The Girls” in extreme heat and just failed in their target time but ran very sensibly reflecting the conditions.

“Doing it for the Girls” and their link with Wooden Spoon Eastern Counties comes from their own and their children’s involvement in rugby. Donna’s daughter Ava and Claire’s daughter Daisy both play for the mixed minis sides at Norwich Rugby Club. Lisa is the current Director of Norwich Minis Rugby with her sons Monty and Freddie also playing for Norwich. All the girls husbands are, or have been, coaches at the club.

With this background, commitment and backing they set themselves a target of £6,000 but to date have almost doubled that target with just under £12,000 being donated.

Doing it for the girls - London Marathon

Eastern Counties region would like to thank the girls, their families and the support given by Norwich RFC for their amazing efforts which will make a big difference to the live of special needs youngster in the region.

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