(C) Jeremy Hemming, press conference for Flora 1000 Mile Challenge at the Tower, London (November 2002)
(C) Jeremy Hemming, press conference for Flora 1000 Mile Challenge at the Tower, London (November 2002)


Go to 2002 Press releases

Currently there are so many articles in the press on my performances it is hard to keep up to date with this page.

Evening Gazette coverage
Sport in brief
By Eric Paylor

17 Jul 2007, The Northern Echo

13 Mar 2007, The Northern Echo

Sharon claims new record
13 Mar 2007, Evening Gazette

Heat's on Sharon
2 Mar 2007, Evening Gazette

Sharon does the legwork to back schools partnership
7 Feb2007, Evening Gazette

Brave Sharon wins award
1 Feb2007, Evening Gazette

New record posted
17 Jan 2007, Herald & Post

The final step
13 Jan 2007, Evening Gazette

Sharon's officially top of the world
12 Jan 2007, Evening Gazette

On the world stage
13 Dec 2006, Evening Gazette

Sharon runs away with Local Heroes 2006 award
1 Dec 2006, Northern Echo

Runner in cash plea
27 Sept 2006, Evening Gazette

Sharon climbs to new heights
Evening Gazette 05/075/06

Sharon shows her mettle
Evening Gazette 04/05/06

The inside track to race success
Evening Gazette 22/02/06

Sharon prepares for Taiwan
Evening Gazette 16/02/06

Sharon hits back with 50-mile victory
Evening Gazette 21/12/05

Sharon so close to World selection distance
Evening Gazette 02/11/05

A new peak for Gayter
Evening Gazette 04/10/05

It's all in a day's work
Evening Gazette 29/07/05

Sharon gears up for the 24-hour championships with 26-mile 'gentle jog'
Northern Echo 05/07/05

Sharon books her European slot
Evening Gazette 08/04/05

Selection blow wont stop Sharon
Evening Gazette 10/03/05

Cold Comfort – model friendship for Sharon, beaten by chill
Evening Gazette 16/12/04

Sharon meets the Czech test
Evening Gazette 03/11/2004

Ultra runner Sharon Gayter retained her British No.1 ranking in the gruelling world and European 24 hr...

Thumb's up from Sharon
Evening Gazette 21/10/2004

A broken thumb will not prevent ultra runner Sharon Gayter from chasing a personal best in 24 hours ...

Gayter Czechs in despite getting lost
Evening Gazette 16/07/04 By Eric Paylor
Ultra runner Sharon Gayter has reached another milestone - by running seven marathons on seven consecutive days. The Guisborough star competed in the Moravian Ultra Marathon in the Czech Republic and battled her way to victory as first female finisher on aggregate time.

Injury blow for ace
Evening Gazette 15/05/04 By Eric Paylor
A frustrating injury has forced Teesside's stamina star Sharon Gayter to drop out of one of the world's most prestigious ultra races.

Sports Awards: Tees talent is cream of crop
Evening Gazette 03/04/04
Teesside's top sports talent went on parade at the area's annual awards ceremony this week.

Sports Awards: Simply the best!
Evening Gazette 31/03/04
Teesside's sporting best came under the spotlight at a glittering awards ceremony at the eighth annual Teesside Sports Awards.

Sharon snakes her way in Taiwan challenge
Evening Gazette 27/11/03 By Eric Paylor
Ultra runner Sharon Gayter overcame intense heat and humidity, plus the threat of huge spiders and venomous snakes, to make an impact in the world 100km championships in Taiwan.

Sharon still top Brit
Evening Gazette 21/10/03 By Eric Paylor
Endurance runner Sharon Gayter has retained her title as British No 1 following a strong run in the world 24-hour championships.

Race of her life
Evening Gazette 10/10/03 By Eric Paylor
Guisborough stamina star Sharon Gayter is preparing for one of the biggest races of her life - with a far from ideal preparation behind her.

"I'm glad it's over!"
Evening Gazette 15/04/03 By Eric Paylor
Sharon Gayter today revealed her "relief and disappointment" as she concentrated on settling back to normality following the Flora 1,000 Miles Challenge...

Keep on running - Marathon finale for top athlete
Sunday Sun 13/04/03
Super-athlete Sharon Gayter will take today's London Marathon in her stride . . . despite having just run 1000 miles in 1000 hours...

Sharon nears 900 mile barrier
Evening Gazette 08/04/03 By Eric Paylor
Sharon Gayter is finally within sight of the finishing straight in the gruelling Flora 1000 Miles Challenge.

Sharon is facing the stares

Evening Standard 01/04/03
The five competitors in the 1000 Mile Challenge are still displaying their sense of humours despite already completing 700 miles...

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.

Gayter seeking to clear the air
Evening Standard 27/03/03
In an effort to combat London's pollution, distance specialist Sharon Gayter has started wearing a face mask as the five competitors approach the 600 mile point.

Watson lifts runners at Challenge halfway mark

Daily Mail 24/03/03 by Cathy Wood
Former super-middle-weight Michael Watson was a huge source of inspiration yesterday for the five remaining competitors of the Flora 1000 mile challenge.

Good wishes keeping Gayter going
Evening Gazette 19/03/03 By Eric Paylor
Sharon Gayter has gained fresh impetus as she closes in on the 400th mile of the gruelling Flora 1,000 Miles Challenge tonight - thanks to the support of dozens of Evening Gazette readers.

Sharon upbeat as a rival drops out

Evening Gazette 17/03/03 By Eric Paylor
Guisborough stamina star Sharon Gayter's opponents in the Flora 1000 Miles Challenge have been reduced to four.

Going is good for ultra athlete Sharon
Evening Gazette 14/03/03 By Eric Paylor
Sharon Gayter has managed to fit in a trip to a whirlpool bath as she continues her battle of endurance in the Flora 1,000 Miles Challenge

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 morning.

Sharon's ready for the next 800...

Evening Gazette 10/03/03 By Eric Paylor
Stamina star Sharon Gayter revealed today that she felt "really, really good" as she entered the second week of the Flora 1000 miles challenge.

Flora 1,000-mile Challenge: Strain starting to tell
Daily Telegraph 07/03/03 By Gareth A Davies
The six competitors attempting to complete the Flora 1,000-mile Challenge - one mile every hour, day and night, for 1,000 hours - reached the 100-mile mark yesterday evening.

Sharon tackles 1,000 miles - it's the ultimate challenge
Northern Echo 07-03-03By Mike Amos
A whole new meaning to sleep walking, ultra athlete and former Teesside bus driver Sharon Gayter has embarked upon the craziest event of her life. This one endureth for ever.

Smiling six hit the 100-mile landmark
Daily Mail 07/03/03 By Cathy Wood
Competitors in the Flora 1000 Mile Challenge marched through their first major psychological barrier last night as they crossed the 100-mile point of their campaign.

My friend the supermodel

Evening Gazette 05/03/03 By Barbara Argument The Evening Gazette
This is the amazing story of a cash-strapped Teesside athlete and the rich supermodel who magically became her fairy godmother.

Sharon warms to her task
Evening Gazette 23/01/03
Eric Paylor
Sharon Gayter has supermodel Elle MacPherson to thank for some valuable training Down Under as she prepares for the greatest mental and physical test of her career.

Sharon goes for the 1,000
Northern Echo 18/01/-03

ULTRA-DISTANCE star Sharon Gayter faces the biggest test of her career when she attempts to run 1,000 miles in 1,000 hours.

Sticks will be banned!
Running Fitness magazine, January 2003
Following Captain Barclays epic achievement in 1809, the London Marathon organisers have decided to incorporate a mightily similar event in this Aprils race.

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