Hartlepool teacher ran 100 kilometers to lose weight before her wedding

Hartlepool teacher ran 100 kilometers to lose weight before her wedding

A teacher who started to run in order to lose some weight before her wedding got so involved in it that she has just recently finished her very first ultra marathon, running a hundred kilometers in only two days.

Before Laura Tumitly started running, she did not do much exercise as all her spare time was utilized in marking assignments and future planning lessons of her subject, information and communications technology.

But when her wedding to Gary was left only18 months away, she decided that it was the perfect time for making an effort and bringing a change.

Eight years from her wedding and after being two-and-a-half stones lighter, Laura, a resident of Hartlepool, still continues to run and has only recently completed the ultra marathon of Race To The Stones, along the oldest path of Britain, starting from the Chilterns and ending in the North Wessex Downs.

Laura says that once she started running on a regular basis, she just got hooked and has now started participating in 5k runs while simultaneously working for the North East Autism Society in Sunderland at the Thornhill Park School. She said that she isn’t fast and does not take part in races, but just runs against herself.

She said that initially her husband would support her by cheering her on or by waiting at the finish line, but eventually decided that if he was with her anyway, then why not join her. Now both of them run on a regular basis.

Last year, Laura ran for NEAS in the Great North Run.

She said that she was running for herself anyway so why not raise money while doing so.

Laura said that NEAS was a wonderful charity that helped individuals and families, throughout the North-East, where autism was a daily part of their lives.

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