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Manisha’s dream set to come true

A PREMONITION will come to fruition when a Solihull College tutor lines up alongside tens of thousands of people in this year’s Flora London Marathon.

A PREMONITION will come to fruition when a Solihull College tutor lines up alongside tens of thousands of people in this year’s Flora London Marathon.

Manisha Parmar will take on the world famous fundraiser later this month - seven years after having a dream she would be a part of the event which encouraged her to take up running.

The 35-year-old Sparkhill Harriers Club runner said: “I was fated to line-up in the world famous charity fund-raiser.

“My quest began in 2002 when I had a dream I would run the Marathon. I don’t know where it came from, but it opened my heart to the possibility of running and now, here I am.

“I’m anxious about the challenge, but I also feel very lucky and blessed to be able to compete in one of the major world marathons.”

Manisha’s London Marathon destiny came after she put her name into a prize draw held at Sparkill Harriers. She was one of two picked out for the star prize - a place in this year’s 26-mile challenge.

For the past six weeks the dedicated runner has followed a strict routine and is now at peak condition.

Last October she took part in the inaugural Birmingham Half Marathon - which she describes as “a completely life changing experience” – and raised £260 for Cancer Relief.

She will be running on behalf of the same charity on April 26.

 

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