10th April 2024

Sarah’s London Marathon training for When You Wish Upon a Star

Sarah Over tells us about her journey and training as she get ready to take part in the London Marathon to fundraise for When You Wish Upon a Star.

Why did you choose to do the London marathon?

From being young I have nearly always watched the London Marathon on the TV every year, until one day I decided “I’m going to do that”. Without telling anybody I entered both myself and my partner into the ballot, naturally he got a place and I did not! I was already familiar with When You Wish Upon a Star, so as I researched charity place they were my first choice and just made perfect sense to me.  

Have you ever ran a marathon before?

I’ve never ran a marathon before so this was probably a crazy idea but what better race is there for a first time?!

Why did you choose When you Wish Upon A Star to run for? 

I’ve seen first hand the incredible work this charity does- many years ago When You Wish took my brother on a once in a lifetime trip to Lapland which was just completely magical for him. When You Wish Upon a Star has always been a special charity to our family and was an obvious choice for London!

Being a part of Team Wish is a privilege and is my opportunity to give a fantastic charity something back. How’s your training going? 

Training so far has been going great, I’ve really enjoyed exploring new places on my long runs each week and have surprised myself with the distances I’ve managed! I’ve recently picked up a little niggle though that I’m currently working through, so it’s lots of rest and recovery now to get me to that start line. Whatever happens, whether I walk or run, I’ll be getting to the end and all for a great cause!  What are you looking forward to most about the day? I’m most looking forward to running over the iconic Tower Bridge on the day, that will definitely be a “pinch me” moment after watching thousands of other people do it over the years.  


Inspired by Sarah? 

Embark on something extraordinary with When You Wish Upon a Star. Did you know we offer many free charity spaces to a wide range of events, from marathons and fun runs to skydiving, mountain climbs, arctic treks, and more? There's an opportunity for everyone, regardless of age or ability. Step up and be part of something truly incredible.

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