Runner on course for epic event
Sunday Sun 30/03/03
North super athlete Sharon Gayter has passed the
halfway mark in her epic challenge to run 1000 miles in 1000 days.
long-distance runner has now completed over 600 miles of the ultra-tough
And on her website,
Sharon, who is asthmatic, revealed how she was coping with the six-week
She wrote last
week: "521 miles now done. Was a lot milder last night which
helped my breathing and am thinking of getting a face mask to combat
the car exhaust fumes.
champagne and cake at the 500 mile mark followed by a meal.
a busy day all round with medicals and drug testing taking up most
of our time, but it was a good landmark to reach."
Former bus driver
Sharon, who competes for Teesside's New Marske Harriers, started
the Flora 1000 Miles event on March 2 along with five other competitors,
and will finish the challenge by running the London Marathon.
They are snatching
what sleep they can in a converted London bus which is following
yesterday: "Looking forward to a roast beef dinner on my return."
You can catch
up on how Sharon is doing on www.1000milechallenge.com.
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