Only 750 miles left to go . . .
Evening Gazette 12/03/03 By Eric Paylor
Stamina star Sharon Gayter reaches the quarter way
mark in the gruelling Flora 1000 Miles Challenge at 2am tomorrow
But the Guisborough
ultra-runner is still coping admirably with the awesome test of
running 1000 miles over 1000 consecutive hours.
of six competitors taking part in the seven-weeks event around London,
said today: "It's hard going but I'm still making good progress.
are fine, thanks to regular massages from husband Bill.
using a foot spa to help prevent blisters."
She added: "The
only problem so far is that I'm losing my voice!
four hours a day talking is taking its toll."
Among the other
competitors, Shona Crombie-Hicks has experienced the most problems
so far, with blistered heels.
She tried changing
back from walking to running but this lasted only for four miles.
Now she has resorted to cutting the backs out of her shoes.
All six competitors
are living on a converted London bus, while walking, rather than
running, one mile in every single hour until the 1000 miles target
Those who survive
this mammoth test of sleep-deprived endurance must then run the
London marathon, with the winner being the one who does best in
regular updates and receives messages from friends and supporters
on her personal website at www.sharongayter.com.
also welcomes messages by post to Bill Gayter, Room 112, Travel
Inn, 159 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3LP
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