‘So humbled by Marathon achievement’

Emma Coffey completing the London Marathon. ANL-160426-115513001
Emma Coffey completing the London Marathon. ANL-160426-115513001

An Alford woman has raised over £3,800 for the blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan by completing the London Marathon on Sunday, in support of her sister who is winning her battle against leukaemia.

Emma Coffey told the Standard: “It was really surreal and it’s still not quite sunk in yet.

“When you’ve worked so hard, and you see all the other charity runners who have also worked so hard, you feel quite proud and humbled.”

Emma, who says her sister, Sophie, is over the moon, was pleased to complete the marathon in four hours 43 minutes, and thanked all her supporters who have donated to the charity and motivated her along the way.

“It was a bit nerve-wracking at the beginning, and emotion plays a big part on the day, but I never gave up and I kept running the whole time. It has inspired me to run it again for Anthony Nolan next year.

“I had a little knee injury beforehand, but thankfully it all cleared up before the big day.

“I only felt the agony once I’d crossed the finish line!”