Sharon nears 900 mile barrier
Evening Gazette 08/04/03 By
Gayter is finally within sight of the finishing straight in the
gruelling Flora 1000 Miles Challenge.
ultra runner has just over 100 more miles to complete in the sleep
Sharon and her
four remaining competitors are running 1000 miles at no more than
one mile an hour, which restricts them to a maximum of 90 minutes
sleep at any one time.
To make matters
worse, when the event ends late on Friday, Sharon must then prepare
to compete in Sunday's London Marathon!
"I'm still feeling good and maintaining a consistent sleep
pattern, getting five to six hours every night spread over 12 hours.
is still a problem. I had to make do with a fast food takeaway burger
for lunch yesterday because I was at Pennyfields in the middle of
a dual carriageway."
is that the five competitors are not getting on too well together,
living and sleeping in the same London bus.
"There is a lack of communication on the event bus but we are
all getting on with it."
Sharon is focussing
on the marathon itself now but is also looking forward to the 900
miles mark, in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
She added: "When
I get to 900 it will be a big morale boost."
be running the London Marathon in an official kit consisting of
a white top and royal blue shorts - so keep an eye out for her during
the TV coverage on Sunday.
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