Sophie takes on the Leeds Half Marathon for families with hemiplegia


This Sunday Sophie is running the Leeds Half Marathon to raise money for Contact's support for families with hemiplegia. Let's meet her!

Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is Sophie Luck. I am 21 and I'm from Surrey. I am just about to graduate from the University of Leeds with a degree in International History and Politics. I have played hockey for ten years for my school, university and local club.

What is your motivation for supporting families living with hemiplegia?

My younger sister has congenital left hemiplegia so throughout my life we have been one of the families that have been supported. I have experienced first hand the fabulous work that is done so I am so happy to be able to give something back.

What made you decide to take on the Leeds Half Marathon?

As a member of the Leeds University Hockey Club we participate in lots of charity events, and the Leeds Half Marathon is the one challenge that I have avoided! I felt that as I am about to graduate it was time to attempt the half marathon and raise money for an amazing cause.

What are you looking forward to most about the challenge?

I am looking forward to crossing the finishing line! Also running surrounded by so many people, tons for them all running for amazing causes!

What are you looking forward to least about the challenge?

I am nervous about making it all the way round. I'm not looking forward to having very sore feet!

Sophie's justgiving page is

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Written by Contact at 11:05