Claire Lomas with Mark Todd and Bettina Hoy
It’s hard to describe Claire Lomas without using words everyone else has already – inspirational, courageous, bionic, amazing…Paralysed from the chest down, she is continuing to walk around the London Marathon Course, the race that officially finished over a week ago in filthy weather that has cancelled Badminton and many other events around the country. Claire has reached and passed her goal of raising fifty thousand pounds sterling for Spinal Research, and as she keeps walking, celebrities, sports heroes, and eventers join her, and the money keeps coming in. Today, Peter Atkins emailed me after walking with her, also on crutches due to his broken leg, and asked that I relay this to the Eventing Nation, “Off for a few weeks with a broken leg was pretty depressing till I met Claire and saw the courage she has and what she is doing”, and I think Peter speaks for pretty much everyone who meets her under any circumstance.
Claire Lomas and Peter Atkins