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A blog to jog your memory

The Lamp Lifeboat Ladder running team is still going strong, with numerous races being run in the past few months, including 4 team members completing a half marathon in September!! 

Jayne, our international program director, along with Abdo and his two brothers, completed a half marathon running along the beautiful lake Simcoe in Georgina, Canada on September 11.  

Abdo, who resettled in Canada last year, trained hard for this half marathon, trying to run 2 to 4 times a week. He said, ‘For me, I love to run, firstly because I like challenging myself by working hard and aiming to complete a full marathon! I am also doing this to lose some weight and build muscle. We have already done a 10k and a half marathon! 

The half marathon was so hard: at the beginning it felt quite easy and then started to get much harder! However, we did it! Completing it was an amazing and indescribable feeling, that we want more and more, so now we are training now for another half marathon on October 23rd and after that, the full marathon on November 6th!’

Congratulations to all of those who finished the Georgina race and we wish Abdo and all the other Lamp Lifeboat Ladder team members luck for the full marathon in a few months!

Fancy joining the Lamp Lifeboat Ladder running team? Please email 

About the author

Sophie McCann

Sophie McCann is a program director and advocate with experience in international development and human rights advocacy in the UK and internationally. She specializes in refugee and migrants’ rights and community-based mental health and gender programming. Sophie is part of the Lamp Lifeboat Ladder team focusing on organizational development and communications.

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