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.