Penny Carless completed the gruelling challenge of running the 26.2 mile Virgin London Marathon on Sunday 17th April 2011 to raise funds for CAN. Many congratulations to Penny. However, her run was not without event and pain. Penny will tell the story.
“I ran the first half in about an hour and 45 minutes, then at mile 13 I heard a distinctive pop, and discovered that putting my left leg on the ground resulted in unquestionable agony… after asking for it to be strapped and taking a paracetamol, against the wishes of the medic I carried on. During the next 13 miles I had it strapped a further two times over the top. This all resulted in me limping with the left leg strapped straight for 13 miles and crossing the finish line in 6 hours 30! Not quite the time I was hoping for but I was determined to finish it.”
Photos can be found at www.marathonfoto.com and if you enter the surname “carless” and select London Marathon all pictures that were taken that day of Penny will be displayed.
Please support Penny in her run by donating to CAN via her Just Giving web site. Click here to donate. Penny will also be fund raising locally to Hartbury College over the next few weeks.
Doug Scott is delighted that Penny was successful in completing the marathon commenting “It is a great thing she’s done for CAN and the people we support in Nepal. She showed great mental strength in beating both the pain and the 20 mile barrier – very well done.”
Penny is currently studying for a degree in Sports Coaching at Hartpury College. She is no stranger to hard physical training having spent time at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst where she plans to return after graduating.
Last year Penny ran the Dymock Half Marathon in support of Help for Heroes.Go Back