Marathon effort from Sarah

Argos Store Promenades'Sarah Wood running 13 mile on the Tread Mill for charity'PA1116-16a'Mandy Robson(Staff), Sarah Wood, Julie Edwards (Staff)
Argos Store Promenades'Sarah Wood running 13 mile on the Tread Mill for charity'PA1116-16a'Mandy Robson(Staff), Sarah Wood, Julie Edwards (Staff)

RUNNING a half-marathon would be a challenge for most of us – but not for Sarah Wood who extended her charity run by an extra 13-miles.

The Bridlington Argos worker took to a treadmill at the Promenades store with the aim of running a half-marathon in preparation for next year’s London Marathon, while raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

But Sarah was having so much fun on the treadmill that she decided to go all out and run the full 26 miles - further than she had ever run before in her life.

Amazingly, 21-year-old Sarah completed the treadmill marathon in two hours and 56 minutes and described it as ‘a walk in the park’.

She said: “I didn’t decide beforehand that I would run a full marathon instead, but once I got on there the atmosphere and the public kept me going.

“It was really a walk in the park, it is definitely easier on the treadmill because it is flat and there’s nobody else to worry about.

“There was quite a crowd watching and I just really enjoyed it all.

“I was ecstatic with my time, I’d never done a marathon before, this was the furthest I’d ever run and now I can’t wait for the real thing next year.”

Sarah’s efforts have so far raised £350 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, with more donations expected.