Sutherland Sisters jog on: first-time runners Kirsten and Lindsay take on the 10k challenge for One25!


Claire Berry posted this on 22/07/2015

We have so many wonderful supporters out there who really care about One25’s work. In my role as the Events Fundraiser I hear from lots of people who take on brave, scary and exciting challenges to help some of Bristol’s most vulnerable women and it’s truly heart-warming to witness their journey and passion…

Kirsten and Lindsay recently ran the 10K together in aid of One25. Running for the first time since school the sisters supported each other throughout their experience. As a non-runner myself I am in awe of fundraisers like Kirsten and Lindsay who take on such a physical challenge, personally I’m more of the ‘bather in a bath of custard’-type.

"...we feel strongly about helping vulnerable women in our society in any way possible. "

- Kirsten

Kirsten and Lindsay are both big supporters of One25. They say: “We live locally to where the charity is based and we feel strongly about helping vulnerable women in our society in any way possible.” As Kirsten told us their training schedule wasn’t without it’s challenges: “one of the hardest things was to keep on pushing ourselves to train instead of doing general evening activities.” Kirsten was also unfortunate enough to damage her ankle two weeks before the run and couldn’t train for over a week; her ankle continued to cause her pain throughout the run itself – even more awe from me!

Kirsten and Lindsay buzzed off the personal growth and challenge of the experience. They kept their focus by reminding themselves that by keeping on they were “making a small difference to someone else’s growth.” They admit they surprised themselves with their achievement and their shocked friends and family were therefore all the more eager to sponsor the pair.

  • Kirsten & Lindsay2
  • One25 running shoes
  • shadow runners

“Invigorating” was how the Sutherland Sisters described their experience.  Sounds like such wonderful life affirming stuff! The Sutherland sister’s grit and determination meant that they raised a fabulous £220 for One25. Incidentally, £220 can pay for a caseworker to support two women in their new homes, as they learn how to pay regular bills, join supportive local groups and register with local dentists and doctors. So take note, you sassy sisters, your generosity and stamina won’t make a small difference, it will make a big difference!

If you fancy a bit of invigoration this year – we still have a few places left on the brand spangly new Bristol–Bath Marathon. Join ‘Team One25’ and feel the many benefits. To register contact me on 0117 909 4390 or

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