I have been running for over 30 years and was looking for a new challenge. At the end of 2019 I got a place in the London marathon running in the iconic rhino costume for Save the Rhino International. It's a fantastic cause so I was really excited about it but scared in equal measure!!


The costume is 10kg and cumbersome to run in to say the least so it's not just a case of picking up a standard marathon training plan. I knew I needed to work on core and upper body strength as well as get fit. I also had to guard against injuries which I seem to get more of as I get older! I realised I needed some help.


For me it was important that the person was fully qualified and understood what was needed. Perhaps even more important that they were friendly, flexible, very positive and fun. Jenny was the obvious choice. I've known her for 5 years so knew I could trust her and she puts 110% into everything she does. I feel in very safe hands and I enjoy training with her. We've been working together for 2 months and I feel more and more confident about the big event but of course not complacent... there's still plenty of hard work ahead!

You can sponsor me for this great cause at