NRS Healthcare’s Head of ESG and Engagement has put down her weights and picked up her running shoes to compete in the London Marathon for a charity which supports former service men and women who have lost the use of limbs or eyes, to rebuild their lives.
Blesma was named a charity partner of NRS Healthcare in 2022, and was a very worthy cause for Eva Georgiou to undertake one of her most strenuous fitness challenges to date.
“I’m definitely not a runner and never have been. People who know me think I’m fit, and I am in many ways, but I have trained for years to lift a maximum weight for a short amount of time, so this type of training is completely alien to me! I can usually complete 5km at a jogging pace if I need to, but in order to get marathon ready, my partner is coaching my through a 12-week programme hoping to get me to a fitness level that means I can keep moving on my feet for four to five hours.”
Eva started her training just after New Year and has completed a range of three and four mile runs, taking in the hills of the North Downs and Kent’s beautiful beaches.
“It’s been freezing cold! My ankles hurt, my knees hurt, my hips hurt and my new running trainers are rubbing which means I spend most of my running time wanting to stop! However, I’m doing this with as much positivity as I can, knowing any discomfort I feel, pales massively in comparison to what Blesma members have experienced and continue to experience every day.”
If you would like to sponsor Eva and help her reach her fundraising target of £2,000, visit https://bit.ly/3kPfrhs.