Carolyn is Victoria Women's Transition House (VWTH) Charity Champion and will be participating in all three virtual 2021 Victoria Goddess Runs. Thank you, Carolyn!
Hi there. I am the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator with VWTH and have been with the organization for almost two years. I started running in 2019 after experiencing an event in my life that affected me negatively. I was out for a walk one day and had so much anger in me that I just took off running. That was the start of my journey. My first race was the Sarah Beckett run that I completed with my best friend who is a police officer. In total, I have completed six Goddess Runs.
My running goal is usually to improve my running time. I would love to get myself down to around 25 minutes for a 5km. The last Run I completed in 27 minutes, 27 seconds. When I run, nothing else matters. I have found it to be the best form of therapy. Generally, I like to run alone. It gives me that time just for myself. I’ve tried running with my dog, but she’s still a puppy, a bit out of control and runs really fast. I hope by next year she will be able to be my running buddy.
My favourite running location is along Dallas Road and this is where I’ll be running for the Victoria Goddess Run on June 12. The view is amazing and the air is refreshing from the water. I never thought I would be a runner, and now I am. This year I plan to compete in all the Goddess Runs, the TC10k and the Royal Victoria Half Marathon. Yup. I love running!
All donations made through the Victoria Goddess Run this year will be directed to VWTH's Shelter, programs and services that support women and children impacted by intimate partner violence and abuse.
Thank you for your support!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jun 09||Janette||Undisclosed amount|
|May 18||Beth Aubrey||Undisclosed amount|
|Apr 14||Jen Nichols||CA$107.72|
|Apr 14||Dawn Robson||CA$107.72|
|Apr 13||Maurine Karagianis||CA$107.72|
|Apr 12||Makenna Rielly||CA$107.72|
|Apr 05||The Juby Family :)||CA$54.31|
|Apr 04||Heidi Gayleard||CA$107.72|