Natalie conquers marathon to raise £1,500 for charity

Published April 25th, 2017

Despite suffering illness and injury and doing very little training since January, a Shropshire woman completed the London Marathon on Sunday, raising £1,500 for the charity Sense.

Natalie Warburton, an administrator with Berrys at Shrewsbury Business Park, conquered the race in four hours 49 minutes.

“My legs are really feeling the achievement,” said Natalie who lives with her husband and three children near Shrewsbury after moving to the county in February.

Natalie Warburton with Marathon medal

“At 15 miles my knee gave way and I had to drop my pace dramatically. I then found it hard to recover the speed I had been going but I was determined to meet the challenge and ran all the way with gritted teeth and made it to the finish line.”

This was Natalie’s second London Marathon; she completed her first marathon 10 years ago and was marking the occasion by running the 26.2 miles all over again.

Her chosen cause, Sense, is a national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind or have sensory impairments.

“I would like to say a big thank you to all those who have already donated directly to me and on my just giving page. The charity will greatly benefit from your money.”

You can still donate to Natalie at or contact Natalie at Berrys on 01743 267065 email:

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