Stourbridge woman smashes marathon target

Becky Webster has completed the 2018 London Marathon, more than doubling her intended fundraising target in the process.

Becky, of the locally prominent Wollaston Webster's, completed the iconic road race through the nation's capital in 5 hours and 28 minutes, and raised more than £400 for the Mary Stevens Hospice in Stourbridge which cares for West Midlands families battling the impact of life-limiting illnesses.

On top of the 26.2 mile course, Becky and other runners also had to face the additional challenge of tackling record temperatures for the April marathon, as the mercury shot up to 24 degrees. Becky said:

“Nothing can prepare you for how hard the actual race is on the day and I'm so, so proud to have completed it.

"With the weather as well it ended up becoming very much a team effort, and I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped me on the way round, both alongside me in the race and cheering from the side-lines.

"To have raised twice what I hoped to for the Hospice on top of that really is humbling and I just hope the money can help make a difference to a family when they need it most.”

Charlotte Schofield, Head of Fundraising and Lottery, Mary Stevens Hospice Group added:

"What Becky's achieved simply can't be over-estimated and this is something she should be proud of for the rest of her life.

"It's a remarkable event which brings tens of thousands of people together in support of some truly inspirational causes, and we really are privileged to have been represented so proudly by Becky.”

To find out more about the work of the Mary Stevens Hospice, please visit, or if you are interested in representing the Hospice in an organised event please email


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