(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)

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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.

Sharon Gayter is wearing a face mask to protect her from car exhaust fumes and has been given the nickname "Hannibal Gayter", after the man-eating character played by Anthony Hopkins in The Silence of the Lambs. Although now more than happy with the mask, which has reduced her coughing fits considerably, Gayter admits she receives her fair share of stares and comments along the route.

In turn, Rory Colemans' walking style has led to comparisons with the velociraptors from dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park. Impeded by severe blistering, Coleman has resorted to injecting his feet with iodine in order to complete the full 1000 miles, but is restricted to tip-toeing some of his miles.


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