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Bray receives community’s support during one-woman half marathon

Mathews High School assistant principal Lee Anne Bray ran her own half marathon on Saturday, April 4. Bray began her training in December 2019, for what she had hoped would be the One City Marathon in Newport News on March 1.Sadly, those plans were changed due to illness. Still, Bray was determined to run, and signed up for the Dismal Swamp Stomp, a race that added five weeks to her training schedule. The half marathon in Chesapeake would have taken place on April 4, but was canceled because of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Determined to not waste her months of training, Bray still ran her 13.1 miles on Saturday morning. She realized the run would just be hers, and probably take place along her neighborhood. Her friend Hope Lowe had another plan in mind.According to Bray, Lowe had mapped out a route for her that would start and end at Thomas Hunter Middle School. Bray was hesitant, but with the encouragement she got from her friends and her daughters, Kathryn and Caroline, Bray agreed....

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