Karen Pettigrew

My Activity Tracking


My target 52 mi

I’m fundraising for the charity Sands!

This year I'm taking part in My Marathon My Way to raise vital funds for Sands during this incredibly difficult time.

In these uncertain times, the Sands helpline and online community are vital in keeping bereaved families connected by offering a safe, confidential and compassionate space to talk.

The NHS is stretched and Sands are there to support with the various emotional needs bereaved parents and families have day to day, which can be heightened in such uncertain times.

Sands is not immune from the effects of this pandemic so I’m taking on My Marathon My Way to save lives with every mile.

My Updates

Challenge Complete!!!

Monday 21st Dec
After ending up with shin splints from running every day the first week in December I wasn’t able to do any more running 😭 Poppy and I did a 15 mile walk around Glasgow today to complete my challenge!!

Day 7 in a row!

Monday 7th Dec
I’ve ran the past 7 days in a row and as much as most of it has been enjoyable it’s starting to take its toll on my legs!! Another 2.5 miles done today though!

Company at last!!

Sunday 6th Dec
Molly came out with me for a three mile jog today! It was freezing cold but luckily not much ice about.


Saturday 5th Dec
Managed to get out this morning while the sun was shining. Such a lovely morning!! Now into the 30’s 🥳🥳🏃🏽‍♀️🏃🏽‍♀️

Over halfway there!

Friday 4th Dec
I’m off work this week but didn’t plan my week very well so squeezed in a run before getting the girls from school. I’m now at 28 mile so over halfway there!! Delighted

Icy run!

Thursday 3rd Dec
Got my t shirt in the other day so wore it today for first time for extra warmth!! I won’t lie when I saw the weather this morning I planned to sack running today but after a cosy morning in the house I went for it. Poppy came too and even had a swim in the pond at Victoria park 🤣🤣

Change of scenery!!

Wednesday 2nd Dec
A run along the Clyde this morning.. on the way back it was freezing and windy!!

Longest run yet

Tuesday 1st Dec
Finished work today for annual leave so decided to start it with a run! Took Poppy with me for company - she ran double!!


Thursday 26th Nov
So cold this morning I could have given up several times within the first ten minutes! Once I heated up it was fine though and got my best split times too!

First lockdown run done!

Wednesday 25th Nov
After a weekend of eating and drinking too much I totally lost my motivation to run. Up super early this morning and did my first outdoor run for a long while!! Another 3 miles done!

Bye bye gym!

Friday 20th Nov
3 miles done before 7am this morning.. the gym is closing today for at least three weeks so it’s running outside in the lovely Scottish weather for me for the forseeable!! 

Second run in the bag!!

Wednesday 18th Nov
Three more miles this morning. Not going to lie it will be a lot harder when the gym closes on Friday 😢 however thanks to everyone who has so kindly donated so far I have already reached my target!! The thought of that will motivate me x

First run!!

Monday 16th Nov
Up before the crack of dawn and off to the gym.. 🙌🏻🙌🏻 3 down 49 to go!!

Thank you to my Sponsors


Janette Watters

What a wonderful cause Karen. Good luck and be very proud of yourself.


Lindsay W

Well done, Karen! Great achievement for a brilliant organisation. Linds xx


Beverley Whyte

You go girl xxx


Thomas Reynolds

Well done Karen keep up the good work. Hilda


Aunty Jenny

Good luck!


Diana Mcclure

What a great cause. Well done and good luck Karen. Xxx


Kirsty Graham

Well done Team Conor


Kerrie Campbell

Go Karen! Love from Kerrie, Alex, Thomas and Megan


Marion Hill


Nan Lennox

Best of luck xx


Auntie Marilyn & Drew

Lots of luck Karen, you can do it.


Alison Whyte

Well done KP ❤️


Mum And Dad

Go Karen. You can do this (and beat Gogo’s steps) xx


Lauren Bradley

Proud of you KP! X


Roslyn Maccuish X

Fantastic effort Karen! 🥰👏🏻👏🏻 ❄️🌧🏃🏽‍♀️🥇 v well done xx 😘


Laura Hardie

Well done Karen x


Helen Baird

Go Karen! Good luck especially in our Scottish weather, well done you!🤩😍


Claire Russell

A fantastic cause Karen. Well done you xxx


Rachael Wells

Fantastic charity Karen! Keep up that running! Your smashing it x


Iona Berry

Well done Karen! Keep on running! 🏃‍♀️



Well done, happy to jog along with you if you fancy a mate x


Jackie Mcallister


Elizabeth Lyons

Good luck, Karen.


Claire Docking

Great cause! Good luck



Best of luck honey


Alan Miller

Best of luck x


Gillian Gall

Go KP!! xx



Good luck Auntie Karen! Love Charlotte & George Xxx


Rhaya Hill

Top effort Karen for a great cause Xx


Jacqueline Moore

Good luck! You will smash it!! Xx


Tracy Longhurst

Go Karen! Xx