A SCARBOROUGH teacher is running her first ever marathon in support of her uncle who has Parkinson’s Disease.
Tamsyn Jones, who teaches maths and science at Scalby School, is hoping to raise £2,000, which will pay for two weeks of research into the condition.
She will be running the London Marathon on April 17, but admits she is something of a novice.
The 32 year old said: “I haven’t really run since I left secondary school, but I did run the mums race at my little girl’s primary school!
“I got a training plan from the charity and started from scratch. Now I’m starting to enjoy it, which is quite a surprise!”
Mrs Jones said she was inspired by her uncle, Willam Dance, who used to train athletes and was a keen runner before he got Parkinson’s.
She said: “I wanted to help Parkinson’s UK and they’ve been brilliant. There are lots of people doing their first marathon for the charity and we can talk to each other about how we’re getting on.”
Mrs Jones says she is now building up her training and looking forward to the event.
She said: “My husband and little girl will be supporting me on the day and my auntie and uncle think it’s fab too.
“My minimum target is £1,700 but I’d love to raise £2,000 as that would fund two weeks of research.”
If you would like to sponsor Mrs Jones go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TamsynJones or add your name to the sponsor form in Scalby School’s reception area.