Mum running for Jasmine

PUBLISHED: 12:43 26 October 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 06 May 2010

Inga with daughter Jasmine

Inga with daughter Jasmine

A BUSY mother-of-four is getting ready for her second marathon of the year despite having only taken up running last September. Inga Hass, 39, from West View, Letchworth GC ran the London Marathon in April, getting round in just over five hours. Now she i

A BUSY mother-of-four is getting ready for her second marathon of the year despite having only taken up running last September.

Inga Hass, 39, from West View, Letchworth GC ran the London Marathon in April, getting round in just over five hours.

Now she is gearing up to run in New York on November 5.

Inga, who is married to Vaughan, 45, is mum to Genevieve, 16, Jasmine, 14, Natasha, 13, and Lucas, 18 months.

Jasmine is severely disabled and cannot talk or eat.

She has chronic lung disease and gets frequent chest infections and has had many operations in her short life.

Inga is running in New York to raise funds for Help the Hospices as the family are helped by Keech Cottage Children's Hospice.

She said: "So far my daughter's life had been one long marathon, and she was my inspiration to do it.

"I said to her [before the London Marathon] 'if you can survive all you have been through then I can run 26.2 miles, and I am going to dedicate this race to you'."

Inga admits that it has been hard to fit in training with the demands of looking after a family, but was quick to praise the support of her daughters and husband.

She said: "Vaughan works very long hours but he has been the best husband ever in supporting me.

"Genevieve and Natasha have been great too, patiently listening to me going on about training, injury and the marathon when I must have bored them silly.

To sponsor Inga, visit http://www.justgiving.com/newyorker


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