About Grace and Step Into My Shoes 2017


Thank you for joining me on my journey throughout these fundraising events. This is the place to come to view my progress, watch me cross those finish lines, and do your bit to support me and my chosen charities.

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Grace Purnell. I live up in the northern part of England in the beautiful city that is Leeds (If you’ve never visited, YOU MUST). I currently work in Leeds for two non-profit organisations, supporting people to improve their general health and wellbeing. When I am not working, I enjoy exploring the world, spending time with family and friends, and planning crazy challenges just like these.

This year I’ve decided to do something a little out of the ordinary from my day-to-day life, challenge myself physically and mentally, and push my limits to new heights. You’re probably wondering what the heck I’m doing!…


As my friends and family know, I don’t like to do things by halves, and in actual fact, this big challenge I have set myself is going to consist of two half marathons, three 10k runs, Tough Mudder, a triathlon, a 100 mile bike ride, a surprise event, and finally finishing off with the Yorkshire Marathon.The money raised will go to two charities, which are; ‘Swindon Interactive Arts Service’ and ‘Carers Leeds’.

So, I’m going to need huge support from each and every one of you to help me through to the finish line.