Kerry's marathon plan in memory
of racing legend husband
widow of a local motorcycling hero who was tragically killed
last year is planning to run a marathon in an attempt to raise
funds in memory of her late husband.
Kerry Lindsay, whose talented husband Darran
died last September during practice for the Killalane Road race
in Dublin, is urging local people to join her in the Belfast
Kerry, 30, will run the race on May Day,
Monday May 7. She had applied to run the London marathon but was
unsuccessful in the ballot. She says, however, that it has
worked out for the best as running in Belfast means she will
have more support from local people
The young mother of three explained: "Darran
was so proud of me last year when 1 ran the Belfast Marathon and
Lisburn half marathon. I just feel the time is right for me to
start to get my life back on track and the marathon will give me
something to focus on.
"It has been a rough time and running the
marathon and trying to raise money is my way of giving something
back to the sport that Darran loved so much. He was injured so
many times so I have decided that any monies raised will be
divided between the Injured Riders Fund and the MCUI Medical
Kerry said that when she completed the
marathon last year Darran was away racing in Scarborough but she
knew how proud he was.
"He said to me: 'Even though I am not going
to be with you I have something planned,' and so he did. In fact
he arranged a sign to be attached to a lorry in Belfast which
said 'Go Mummy go, hurry home and make tea, love from Ben, Zac
"Just after I completed the run I rang him
and he was so proud of me finishing it. I could hear him telling
the people around him. I told him it was hard on my kness and
later on he sent me a text message saying 'Kerry if we keep
doing this, (marathons and racing) we'll be racing zimmer frames
when we are 50.
"He would have loved to have been able to do
the run with me but he just had too many injuries and his legs
weren't up to it."
The Dundrod woman has begun training and is
glad to have something to focus on.
She said: " I am really looking forward to it
and I'd like to thank everyone who is supporting me. My friends
and family have been brilliant and help me with the children
when I need to train.
"If anybody wants to take part in the
marathon alongside myself to raise money, they can get in touch
with me and I will sort out all the appropriate details. Please
don't hesitate to contact me," she said.
If you are interested in joining Kerry or
would like to make a donation, please contact her on 07928484457