Two Brent women complete fitness challenges to raise money for Sport Relief

Maydine Etienne completed the Spinmaniathon with a group of 40 borough residents

Maydine Etienne completed the Spinmaniathon with a group of 40 borough residents - Credit: Archant

Two sporty women successfully completed strenuous fitness challenges, as party a charity initiative, raising thousands of pounds for good a cause.

Maydine Etienne, 43, from Willesden, and Lorna Falconer, 41, from Wembley, raised £10,500 and £500 respectively for Sport Relief by completing calorie-busting exercises.

They joined they hundred of thousands nationally who took part in various fitness events in a bid to raise money for the charity which aims to provide aid for vulnerable people nationally and worldwide.

Ms Etienne, a freelance instructor, endured the pain from an ankle sprain complete a marathon three-hour spin class dubbed “Spinmaniathon” at Fitness First in Salusbury Road, Queens Park, on Sunday.

She said: “The atmophere at Spinmaniathon can only be described as carnival. We all had such a great time.

“I’m feeling it today though.”

The seasoned fundraiser, who organised the event, was joined a group of 40 borough residents, or “Spin Maniacs” who will help her to more than quadruple her initial £2,500.

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“I’m so happy to see just how much our dedication had paid off for Sport Relief to help make a difference to people in need. Thank you to all who supported this worthy fund raising drive,” she said

Ms Falconer, who works in the football industry, battled to overcome tonsillitis to complete gut-busting six-mile run, which will be held at the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, on the same day.

The mother of two, who has previously fundraised for African-Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT) and cancer charity Race for Life, almost smashed her initial target of £100, which will go to helping the less fortunate.

She said: “It was hard but I enjoyed it every step of the way. I’ll definitely be taking part in more charity runs in the future.”

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