How we raised £16k in 8 months

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  So thats £2k per month, £500 per week, £71.50 per day, for water wells in the Gambia with Penny Appeal, as part of my London Marathon fundraising. How did we do it? They say “it takes a village” and in this case it took a global village. People from all over the world helped me […]

My London Marathon 2018 & Top Tips

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Pre-Marathon Psychology – Tip 1 – Stay Positive It was the night before the marathon. I had spent a week trying to push out every negative thought, determined not to get nervous. Four people had tried to pop by bubble by telling me I was going to hit a wall. I found that to be […]

Pray, Run, Repeat

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  Studies show prayer and other aspects of religion can reduce stress and promote a positive outlook. I am a person of the Muslim faith since 1999 and have committed to 5 times daily prayer and have thankfully never skipped one in all these years. As a Muslim, Islam teaches me, that God is not […]

Tapering – 3 weeks to go until London Marathon!

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So this Monday I did my last long run, which was also my longest EVER run. While many marathon runners would have reached 20 miles this week before tapering, I only managed 15. A few months back I thought by now I would have joined the 20 Mile Club, but due to a few circumstances, […]

Sikhs in The City: Dawn to Dusk Half Marathon

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Athletics: Dagenham 88s enjoy Dusk Til Dawn event PUBLISHED: 16:00 20 December 2017 Dagenham 88 Runners at the Dusk Til Dawn ChallengeDagenham 88 Runners ran the annual Sikhs in the City Dusk Til Dawn Challenge around Woodford. Athletes ran 1.2-mile loops and Dagenhams’ Rosina and Peter Salmon both completed a total of 31 miles. Timi […]

Great Home run AKA Great South Run

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Jogonhijabi returns home for Great South Run October 23, 2017 Emdad Rahman DAGENHAM 88 runner Lynne Northcott, aka Jogonhijabi, returned home to complete The Great South Run as part of her preparations for the London Marathon. Northcott is running for the Penny Appeal to raise funds for a fresh water project in The Gambia and was […]

Harlow 10 Miles in training for Marathon

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Jog on Hijabi on a mission for fresh water Jog on Hijabi on a mission for fresh water September 4, 2017 Emdad Rahman As part of her preparations for the London Marathon 2018, Lynne Northcott, better known as Jogonhijabi, took part in a gruelling ten miler in Harlow along with 250 other runners. The run took […]

Charity 5k in Barking Park

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Local runner looking to help Penny Appeal in pursuit of fresh clean water for others PUBLISHED: 13:00 14 August 2017 A community event was held in Barking Park in aid of Penny Appeal A community run event at Barking Park has boosted a local runner’s bid to help provide fresh and clean water to those […]

Feature in Sisters Magazine

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Running the London Marathon in Hijab for Clean Water in Gambia Running the London Marathon in Hijab for Clean Water in Gambia Na’ima B. Robert talks with “JogonHijabi” about being chosen for a coveted spot in the marathon and her running lifestyle. Na’ima B Robert: When did you start running and why? Lynne Northcott: I […]

Smashing Stereotypes: Interview with Run Eat Repeat Trail Running Magazing

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Smashing Stereotypes: One step at a time 2nd December 2017 You run, you’re a woman, you wear a hijab… you may have to overcome stereotypes. In this enlightening interview, Lynne AKA “Jogonhijabi”, talks about the importance of running and joy of #Parkrun. How did you get into running and why? I have always enjoyed regular […]