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FORMER Melksham mayor, Sarah Cardy, ran her first ever marathon last month, raising over £1,200 for charity.
Running for Age UK Wiltshire, where she works as the chief executive, Sarah completed the Southampton Marathon in 5 hours 17 minutes.
“I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!” said Sarah, who was mayor of the town in the early nineties. “At the end I was so chuffed, it felt like a real achievement, especially as Southampton is so hilly – who knew Southampton had such steep hills!”
Running alongside Sarah in the marathon as support, was fellow Forest Fitness member, Darren Phillips.
“Darren did a great job of helping me around the course,” said Sarah. “And we couldn’t have done this without the support of Forest Fitness – different members have run with us during training, encouraged us, and supported us throughout.”
So far, Sarah has raised over £1,200, which will help fund Age UK Wiltshire’s befriending service. The telephone service make calls to people who are housebound and isolated.
There is still time to support Sarah and donate to Age UK Wiltshire; visit the website for more information: https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/19878