#100for100

Liverpool student nurse Imelda Quinn on her way to completing 100 10k runs in 100 days for Leonard Cheshire Disability #100for100 challenge

Imelda Quinn, a second-year nursing student at Liverpool John Moores University has set herself the incredible challenge of running one hundred 10km runs over one hundred consecutive days, raising money and awareness for Leonard Cheshire Disability as part of their #100for100 challenge.

The #100for100 challenge has really tested my motivation, being a student nurse and working 12.5 hour shifts is challenging, add to this the early 5am runs, alongside regular assignments, all while still trying to maintain a decent level of social life.

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity who have been supporting disabled people in the Isle of Man & UK to fulfil their potential for the last 70 years, providing care and support in people’s own homes, supported rented accommodation, residential homes, day centres and respite services.

‘I used to work for Leonard Cheshire Disability and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of my time there. I have always loved working with people and I have a passion to test my own abilities to help others.’

 Imelda took up running in 2014, initially to lose weight during a low point in her life. The necessity became a passion and the following year she ran the Manchester marathon. Then, after a move to Liverpool she got talking to an enthusiastic member of Dockside Runners, a free Liverpool based run club that meets twice weekly at the Nike Liverpool store.

‘Dockside Runners is built on volunteers and positive morale. It is amazing the amount of effort people put into this club. It makes me very proud to be part of the club, to be surrounded by the most supportive, interesting, motivating and creative people.’

 Imelda’s 100th 10k Run is on Thursday 28th September at 6:30pm, starting and finishing at the Museum of Liverpool, and she’s encouraging everyone from the running community to join her and show their support.

‘The support received so far has been overwhelming. Being surrounded by positive and kind people is a major aspect of what gets me out every day to run’

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