Reigate personal trainer runs half-marathon every week for #plasticfreejuly

Olivia Furner


A Reigate-based personal trainer is running a half-marathon every week in July to help in the fight against plastic, and the effect it has on our oceans and their wildlife.

Olivia Furner is taking part in #plasticfreejuly, a global campaign in which people around the globe try to give up single-use plastic for one month.

And she’s raising money for charity:

 “I will also be challenging myself further, by running a half marathon every week – I really hope this will inspire others to make simple changes.

I’m fundraising for Surfers Against Sewage who are a Cornwall based charity, working to protect our oceans, waves, beaches and wildlife.

The world we live in is such a beautiful place, and I hope for it to stay this way for future generations. But change must happen.”

Oliva completed her first July run on Sunday 8 July in the North Downs Way Half-Marathon.

Anyone wanting to support Olivia can visit her fundraising page or join her for a bake sale in Priory park on Saturday 14th July, supported by Reigate Park Run.

Olivia also runs a blog on fitness and sustainability, in which she outlines simple swaps people can make in their everyday life.

*Update* unfortunately the bake sale isn’t going ahead, Olivia has tweeted.