An ambitious runner will attempt to set the world record for the fastest female to complete a half marathon whilst pushing a baby in a pram at this year’s Ramathon on Sunday 5th June.
Lindsy James, 37, is a seasoned runner and member of Kimberworth Striders Running Club in Rotherham. After giving birth to son Archie in September last year, Lindsy got her herself kitted out with a specially adapted running pram so that she could get back out and running as soon as possible with Archie accompanying her on training runs.
Lindsy will be aiming to beat the existing world record of 1 hour 30 minutes and 51 seconds set in 2001 by USA’s Nancy Schubring. Having previously set a half marathon personal best of 1.24.47 without Archie in tow, Lindsy is enthusiastic in trying to set the new world record.
Having lost her mother, Lynne, to cancer in April last year, Lindsy felt inspired to take on this bold challenge and raise money for both Macmillan Cancer Support, Ramathon’s official charity partner, and Rotherham Hospice whose wonderful team of staff and volunteers provided tireless care and compassion to Lynne, Lindsy – while pregnant with Archie – and the family during a very difficult time. Lindsy will be splitting all funds raised as part of the challenge equally amongst the two charities. Continue reading