For one member of Bedale & Aiskew Runners (BAR) it has been a long journey to achieving an amazing achievement. After a build of up over 9 years, with many experiences along the way and not initially a planning to run 100 marathons. As the journey progressed, realisation of her achievements Lena’s path crossed with others already in the ‘100 Marathon Club’. Leading to a realisation of what was possibly with strong believe in herself Lena’s target changed.
This challenge has built up to the recent culmination in achievements after a muddy slip-slidy day running the hills of Hardmoors Goathland Trail Marathon to complete her 99th marathon. The very next day BAR 2nd claim member Lena took to the gentler surroundings of the old railway track between Knaresborough and Harrogate for Old Mother Shipton’s Shuffle. It was a 4 lap route for the marathon distance enabling mixing with people of different distances and the sharing of support for fellow runners along the way. Starting from the centre of Knaresborough climbing gently up through park land on to the old railway track between Knaresborough and Harrogate surrounded by beautiful countryside, for Lena this was a fantastic way to celebrate completing her 100th marathon in a fabulous 5:22:56
More of Lena’s story at http://lena-paintedrunner.blogspot.com/?m=1