Fairfield resident Rachel Hancock completed the Virtual London Marathon on 2 October right here in and around (and around, and around) Fairfield. A member of the Fairfield Runners Facebook group, Rachel reached out to her fellow runners for support, posting a message ahead of time with details of her plans – and they turned out to support her along the route, run with her, cheer her over the finish line, and of course eat cake with her afterwards in celebration.

All for a good cause

Rachel’s marathon run raised £431 for Young Lives vs Cancer, a charity that was incredibly supportive to a close friend and her family when her young daughter was diagnosed with a Stage 4 brain tumour. If you would like to donate to her cause, her fundraising page is still open. Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rachelhancock24