Mum’s race to change her life and raise cash

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A mum who shed 5st and changed her life has just completed a year of running for Saint Catherine’s Hospice.

Vicki Swift, 26, had just had a baby and weighed around 15st when she decided things had to change.

She got into fitness and took up running. And four years on she has completed her second marathon of the year as she battles through 12 months of running to raise funds for the hospice.

Vicki lives in Cloughton with her four-year-old daughter, Katy Jones, who was just a baby when Vicki decided to take up running to get back in shape.

She decided to make this the year she really stepped it up and devoted 2015 to “Swifty’s year in running” in aid of Saint Catherine’s.

She was inspired by her gran, Sheena Outhet, a volunteer in the hospice shop on Falsgrave.

“I chose the hospice because I know so many people who have had close family members who needed Saint Catherine’s,” she said.

She started her year with the Ravenscar half-marathon, then moved on to half-marathon in Dalby Forest where she came fourth, and also completed the Edinburgh and York marathons. She’s also done a mud run and two Sniper boot camp war events, and has just rounded off the year by competing in the Dalby Dash. Vicki, has raised around £340 so far - sponsor her at www.justgiving.com/victoria-swift1.