1.Why have you decided to take part in 2017’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon?

Because I’m part of the Falcons Running Club and that is why I decided to take part.

 

2.Why have you become an official ambassador for Mencap? Do you have any personal connections to the charity?

I went to the Mencap nursery when I was two.

3.Mencap is the official charity partner of the 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. We want to encourage others to get active for Mencap – what reasons would you give other people to encourage them to take on a Marathon challenge and fundraise for Mencap in the 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon?

I would support them and its going towards a brilliant cause.

 

4.What would be your top reason why people should get involved and #StepUp4Mencap and what are your tips for staying active?

Take up a sport, join the gym and motivate yourself.

5.What are your best words of advice for someone who is taking on a big challenge, like the marathon for Mencap?

Think positive – you can do it!  Focus on your run.  Smile and be happy and you will feel good about yourself.

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European and World IMMAF Champion Leah McCourt is part of our Famous Faces relay. She spoke to us about why she has chosen to #StepUp4Mencap at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.
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