Heather's 100 mile mission

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 December 2009 | UPDATED: 00:38 16 June 2010

Heather Foundling-Hawker on the Monaco start line

Heather Foundling-Hawker on the Monaco start line

LONG distance runner Heather Foundling-Hawker's lastest exploit was a no-finish line 24 hour race in Monaco, where she very nearly completed 100 miles.

LONG distance runner Heather Foundling-Hawker's lastest exploit was a no-finish line 24 hour race in Monaco, where she very nearly completed 100 miles.

Heather was in action at an eight day festival of running which included a 24 hour race and an eight day race at the port of Monaco where anyone can go and run as many laps as they like, when they like and raise money for charity - a bank donating 1 euro for every kilometer completed over the eight days.

It was Heather's first attempt at a 24 hour race and she ran for 12 hours, leading the women's field until around the 10 hour mark. She finished third,missing 100 miles by less than three laps.

She said: " I learned a lot, but taking a long rest break, making cups of blackcurrant tea and eating cake maybe weren't the best preparation, but I made a lot of friends and it has given me a pb. I had only ever run 101km before and that was at Keswick in September.

In March she is aiming to run 120 miles in Athens.

This year 46 runners took part in the eight day, and 68 in the 24 hour, but a total of over 5,700 people contributed to the total distance covered.

This year a staggering 147,000kms were covered, in eight days of near perfect running conditions.

Heather is pictured below at the Monaco start.


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