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
ultra-athlete is still bearing up well as the gruelling London-based
event moves towards the end of week two.
All the athletes
have also had a stringent medical check after completing 250 miles.
"Our state of health is being closely monitored, but this is
our major medical since the start of the challenge.
checks are planned for the 500, 750 and 1,000 mile points."
that day three was the worst for her out of their first ten days
She said: "I
am actually finding the challenge easier than the five-day trial
I did at home between Christmas and New Year.
up is easier than at home. Here you are gently eased from your sleep
by someone opening the curtains or making some noise.
it was an alarm clock and I found it much harder to get up for the
night time miles than I am now."
Sharon is enjoying
a new foot spa and says its as much a psychological advantage as
a physical one.
She is still
waiting the arrival of the remainder of her kit, and is currently
without waterproof trousers and thermal clothing for the colder
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