Mums On the Run Testimonials | Action Medical Research Charity | Action Medical Research

Mums on the run testimonials

"Mums on the run is a brilliant idea! As a mother myself I know how difficult it can be to find the time and motivation to get into shape once you've had a child.

"A 10K run is the perfect challenge for anyone new to running or looking to get fit, and with the support of the Action Medical Research team you'll find it that much easier to achieve your goal."

Nell McAndrew


"I feel very fortunate to have a healthy child. Run for Action Medical Research and ensure all children are given the best possible chance to be born healthy and to grow up healthy."

Sally Gunnell OBE


"I first got inspired to take up running after coming to watch the London Marathon in the early 80's when my brother was running, I instantly decided I wanted to take part. Three children later and I went for it! There's no better time to take up running, it gives you time to yourself and is excellent for getting back into your jeans!!

"I've now done 9 London Marathons and many other runs. It was particularly special for me to run for Action Medical Research. My first son weighed just 3lbs 12oz at birth and had a rare condition - transient neonatal diabetes - so I know the importance of the work the charity does, funded by the money it raises.

"The advice I would give to any new runner is to relax and enjoy the day. Follow your training plan and utilise the support from the Action Medical Research events staff. On the day have the confidence to enjoy the fantastic encouragement that you get round the course. When the going gets tough (and it will do), focus on that last bend and the finish line in front, and that absolute sense of achievement."

Deborah Steer ran for us in the London Marathon


"I am definitely not built to be a runner and have never attempted to run anywhere in my life, but after the events of 2007, I need to achieve this amazing marathon. I am supporting the Touching Tiny Lives Campaign as it is very close to my heart."

"Last March I had my twin daughters 15 weeks early, just 25 weeks gestation. Alicia was born weighing just less than 1lb 5oz and Lauren weighed 1lb 4oz, sadly Lauren passed away after fighting for 23 hours. Alicia was extremely poorly and had to battle for survival, receiving 9 blood transfusions and overcoming a range of problems including e-coli infections, Chronic Lung disease, ROP disease resulting in laser surgery to both eyes and an open heart duct. I cannot begin to express the amazing level of care that Alicia received from all the staff at Taunton Musgrove Park Hospital. Alicia eventually came home after 17 weeks and although she is still oxygen dependant is progressing really well and is certainly the boss of the house!"

"I have seen for myself how important medical advances are and without the continued efforts of campaigns such as the Tiny Lives, my daughter would not survived."

Michelle Chant ran for us in the London Marathon

Help us spread the word