BTHA’s Natasha Crookes ramps up Toy Trust half marathon training

Published on: 28th January 2020

If you haven’t already, there’s still time to donate to Natasha as she attempts to raise money for the toy industry’s charity. 

The Vitality Big Half half marathon, organised by the team behind the London Marathon, is a fun day out for all the family. Beginning and ending at the Vitality Big Festival, which features music on The Vitality Big Stage, deserving runners can enjoy great food options, health and well-being classes, and plenty of additional opportunities to keep active throughout the day.

Natasha Crookes, the BTHA’s director of Public Affairs and Communications, has been training hard for the event, putting herself through a gruelling exercise regime to ensure she is fit and ready for the big day, something which has proved tricky during the all important trade-fair season. With time running out, Natasha has already raised a fantastic £1,055 of her £1500 target, but she needs readers’ help to get her over the finish line – both figuratively and metaphorically.

She commented: “Thank you to those of you that said you might support me personally, or promote my insane agreement to run a half marathon for the Toy Trust. I have just over a month to go until the big day and still have a lot of training to do to get there, (interrupted by not a lot of running going on during toy fair and Nuremberg). Any support I get would help my legs get to the finish, so if you do feel able to promote me running the half marathon for the Toy Trust I would greatly appreciate it; thank you.”

To donate to Natasha’s efforts, please visit her Virgin MoneyGiving page by clicking here.


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