TWO friends are supporting each other in the final few weeks of training for the London Marathon.

Chloe Seward, 22, is training for the run with best friend Kirsty Hobbs, 22. The pair, both from West Drayton, are raising money for Children with Cancer UK.

“Most of my family have run it and I felt like I needed to achieve something,” said Chloe of Keats Way.

“Children with Cancer seems to be a smaller charity, so I wanted to raise as much money as possible for them.”

Training for the run has been a tough challenge, but Chloe insists it has been worth it.

“I used to just go to the gym and when I started I’d run about two miles and it was so difficult,” she said. “I did 20 miles on Saturday, so it just shows you if you stick at it, you will get there.

“It is challenging, but I’m really enjoying it. Just knowing that people are sponsoring you and supporting you helps, knowing that you are doing it for a good cause.”

The freezing temperatures this winter have not helped the friends’ training. “I find it hard to get motivated when it’s so cold out there, you keep thinking it’s going to get warmer and then it snows again,” said Chloe.

“I don’t think I could have done it without Kirsty.”

To support Chloe and Kirsty, visit their Just Giving pages at and