Heather Mayne will be taking on The Royal Sutton Fun Run later this summer to help raise funds for Cure Leukaemia, after her cousins 2-year-old son was diagnosed with leukaemia and is currently being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Her cousin’s son, Marley, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia on 29th December 2022, and is now being treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.


The Royal Sutton Fun Run will take place on 4th June 2023, and is a grand total of 8.5 miles, or 13.7km.

Heather is new to running, having initially started doing Park Run in 2020, and the Royal Sutton Fun Run will be the longest distance she’s ran for.

“It is a challenge for myself as I’ve never run that far before, it’s a bit nerve-wracking as I’m just at the beginning of my training journey, but I think I have time to get myself prepared.

I started Couch 2-5K in the first lockdown, and managed to get up to 11K before returning to work and then I wasn’t able to run as much as while I was furloughed.

I’ve started running the Parkrun in Sutton Coldfield each Saturday, so I can run at least 5K at the moment, and hoping to progress a little further each week!”


Heather initially set herself a fundraising target of £150, but she has since upped the target to £250.