(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)

 


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.

Lloyd Scott, legendary for walking the London Marathon in a diving suit, has pulled out citing personal reasons. He is the first competitor to leave the gruelling event, having failed to complete 350 miles.

Sharon remains upbeat, saying: "I'm still very determined, but it's good to know more than one third of the Challenge is done."

The 39-year-old took advantage of the sunny weather to enjoy a footspa outside the team bus while having a sandwich for lunch. She has also been given some extra sponsorship money to buy more kit.

Sharon welcomes messages of support from friends and colleagues.

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