Canning Town marathon runner wants to ‘give something back’
A runner who took to the streets in memory of her uncle to is to run two marathons this year.
Lily Idaduah-Phomsouvanh, 21, from Canning Town, will take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life on July 22 and the Run to the Beat half-marathon on October 28 in aid of Community Links.
As somebody who was no regular runner, she admitted it was a daunting prospect.
She said: “I decided to take up running after my uncle Chanh died from cancer last year.
“I also want to give something back to the local community so this was a chance to do both.”
You may also want to watch:
Lily lives in Hermit Road, yards away from Community Links headquarters.
She has had to dedicate herself to a gruelling exercise regime to ensure she is ready for the upcoming challenges.
- 1 Tributes to Newham cop who died after positive Covid-19 test
- 2 Covid vaccination hub opening in Westfield next week
- 3 NHS nurse assaulted at east London hospital
- 4 Police release image after teenager stabbed in Forest Gate robbery
- 5 Labour Party investigates second Newham councillor over antisemitism
- 6 What a load of old rubbish: Fly-tippers keep charity staff out of building
- 7 Arrests after girl, 16, falls onto tracks at King George V DLR
- 8 Newham housing association offers homes to Hackney Council with £10m price tag
- 9 One in 20 may have had Covid-19 last week in Redbridge, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, figures suggest
- 10 Stratford dance and music hub gets £700k boost
Lily added: “I know that they help people in our community to build up their lives.
“I used to go out to parties a lot and didn’t really do much exercise but I felt like I needed to make a change.”
To donate to Lily’s causes, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LilyIdaduahPhomsouvanh and www.raceforlifesponsorme.org/lilyidaduah-phomsouvanh