02:30PM, Friday 26 September 2014
Cheering crowds will be keeping runners from the Alexander Devine charity stay motivated on Sunday at the Windsor Half Marathon.
Fiona Devine, of Tinkers Lane, is one of twenty who have signed up to the annual event, which begins at 1pm at Windsor Great Park.
The 44-year-old is encouraging as many people as possible to come along to the event and cheer the Parky's Pride team, who will all be wearing the signature blue Alexander Devine t-shirts.
She said: "We are encouraging as many people to come down and line the streets to cheer - that really spurs us on."
Despite running her second half marathon Fiona admitted she is feeling 'nervous', but has been working hard for four months in preparation.
She said: "It has been really hard work, these things seem like a very good idea but you soon realise the commitment involved."
Her running buddy Jes Spencer, manager at Windsor Leisure Centre and trainer Steve Saunders have been helping Fiona stay motivated for the 13.1-mile race through spinning, regular running and pilates.
Fiona's husband John Devine will also be taking part but Fiona admitted he is more competitive, stating that he will 'definitely beat her time'.
The Parky’s Pride team, named after founding patron Sir Michael Parkinson, will all be raising money for Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, which was set up in memory of John and Fiona’s son who died of a rare brain tumour aged eight.
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