Wood runs ‘unforgettable’ Tokyo Marathon as part of challenge

Sarah Wood in Tokyo
Sarah Wood in Tokyo

Bridlington Road Runners’ Sarah Wood is now halfway towards completing her charity challenge, after completing the Tokyo Marathon at the weekend.

She is looking to complete all six of the world’s major marathon, and the latest stop was the Japanese capital.

She said: “The marathon was really warm and humid. I even got sunburnt but there were some unforgettable sights.”

Wood completed the 26 miles in three hours, 42 minutes and 31 seconds, an impressive time but not quite as fast as she recorded in New York, when she clocked 3:24.

She had been hoping for a new personal best but had been expecting Tokyo to be her toughest marathon so far.

The race takes in some eye-catching and historic sights such as the Imperial Palace, Asakusa Kaminarimon Gate and Tokyo Tower.

After completing races in London and New York, she needs to run in marathons in Boston, Berlin and Chicago to complete the full set.

Wood is running for a charity which is close to her heart, The Teenage Cancer Trust, after losing her childhood friend Thomas Keeping in 2015 and nother friend Stephen Phelps to cancer this year.

To donate and help towards her £5,000 target, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SarahWood1