Former event rider Polly Williamson — who suffered a severe head injury in 2011 — is planning to complete the Bath half marathon in March.

Polly hopes to run “with a lot of walking” in aid of the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Unit in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol. She was a patient for 3 months, following a schooling fall at home.

“I spent my first 2 months in a wheelchair, but even with my poor balance they got me walking again,” she told H&H.

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This article was first published in Horse & Hound magazine (20 February 2014)