CFR Takes on the Marathon

Thursday 5th September – 2.30pm – Suzie Fothergill

A Mayfield and Ellastone Community First Responder will be taking on the London Marathon next year.  47 year old, Carolyn Bointon will take on the challenge in a bid to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and to help raise awareness of community first responders and the vital role they play within rural communities.

Non-runner Carolyn has never taken on a challenge quite like this before and will be following a rigorous training programme around the streets of Ashbourne to ensure she is ready for the big day.

Anyone interested in hearing about Carolyn progress can do so by reading her rib tickling blogs each week in the Ashbourne Telegraph. Her first blog unusually titled ‘Fat Old Ladies Don’t Run’ was published this week and can now be view via

Anyone wishing to support Carolyn, helping her to hit her fundraising target of £2,000 can do so by visiting or by texting CAZS47 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070 (E.g. CAZS47 £5).


Picture coutesy of the Ashbourne Telegraph.


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