From couch to 42k - Cromer mum Anita set for London Marathon after starting running to get fit

Cromer mum Anita Bullen is training to run the London Marathon

Cromer mum Anita Bullen is training to run the London Marathon - Credit: Archant

A mum who started running just a year ago to get fit is set to take part in the London Marathon.

Anita Bullen pictured with husband Mark and sons Nathan, left, and Joshua will be running this year'

Anita Bullen pictured with husband Mark and sons Nathan, left, and Joshua will be running this year's London Marathon. Picture: ANITA BULLEN - Credit: Archant

Anita Bullen, from Cromer, is preparing to pound the streets of the capital in the 26-mile challenge on April 23.

Mrs Bullen, whose 15-year-old son Nathan is autistic, is aiming to raise £1,600 for Phab - a charity helping children and adults with disabilities.

She said: 'I joined the North Norfolk Beach Runners last year and started the beginners course, got hooked and became a permanent member.

'My motivation for starting running was fitness, but completing the marathon is an opportunity to raise awareness for disabled children.'

Anita Bullen has been inspired to run the London Marathon by her autistic son Nathan. Picture: ANITA

Anita Bullen has been inspired to run the London Marathon by her autistic son Nathan. Picture: ANITA BULLEN - Credit: Archant

Since taking up running Cromer Academy catering manager Mrs Bullen, 46, has already completed a half-marathon.

To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Anita-Bullen2

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