29th April 2019

Gail’s London Marathon success

Raised £2,478 for migraine research and support services

Gail with her medal

Well done to the amazing Gail Emmerson who completed the London Marathon in an impressive time of 4:55:15!

She has raised a whopping £2,478 for migraine research and support services, and crucial awareness of the condition.

Gail gets regular migraine, which are so severe that they cause her to have to stay in bed for a couple of days every month.

She’s lost days of her holidays, and even her honeymoon, to migraine. Gail has a family history of migraine as her grandmother, father and sister have all been affected by the condition.

Speaking about the importance of doing the marathon, Gail said:

“I hate my children seeing me feeling unwell and not able to give them the attention they deserve when I’m having a migraine. I started running and was pretty much hooked instantly.

“After I completed my first half marathon the buzz it gave me was incredible but the best thing was that my dad, husband and children had seen me do something amazing.

“It’s so important to me that I show my children that I can push myself and not give up even when there are days when I don’t feel like going out.”

You can donate to Gail on her Just Giving page.

Find out about the different ways to support The Migraine Trust here.

“This is an incredible achievement. We are so grateful to Gail for her commitment to helping people with migraine. She has raised vital funds for migraine research and support services, and crucial awareness of migraine. Gail trained very hard for the marathon and has been suffering from tendonitis so her achievement is even more impressive. We hope she has a well-deserved rest over the next few days!” Rebecca Wood, Fundraising and Supporter Engagement Manager, The Migraine Trust