Dreams Come True

Meet Madeleine our youngest Dream Champion!

10-year-old Madeleine was so inspired watching her aunty run the 2015 London Marathon for charity, she has since roped the whole family into a series of fundraising activities for Dreams Come True. We caught up with Madeleine after her first 5k....

Hello my name is Madeleine Byers and I am 10 years old.

On Saturday 30th of May 2015, I ran my first 5k race in Petworth. It was hard at times but it was one of the best things I have ever done. There was a beautiful view over the South Downs as I ran and lots of wildlife around me. The best bit was going down hill because I ran the fastest at that point. I felt like Usain Bolt. 


The hardest thing was going up hill but I pushed myself to the finish line and managed to finish the race in 28 minutes. I was 9th in my category and 31st over all.

I raised a total of £310.47,I am very happy that this money is going to make someone’s dream come true.

I am planning on doing few 5k Park runs Chichester on Saturdays and will definitely do the Petworth Discovery race again next year.

As well as holding a Dream Tea event, Madeleine will be running a 5K. Mum and Dad will also be getting their trainers on and even her younger brother and sister will be taking part in a 1K run.


Hannah Attenburrow
Date: 01/06/2015
Author: Hannah Attenburrow
Source: Dreams Come True

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