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Tanya Knight

Boston Marathon & Longhorn 60K Ultra Marathon

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My story

[p]Runs completed to date:[/p][p]Belvoir Challenge 2 March 26.2 miles Off-road very hilly and difficult terrain. Called the Belvoir Challenge for a reason![/p][p]I had a calf muscle tear in March and had to have 3 weeks off recovery so had to realign my expectations for my finishing time. The original plan was to aim for a sub-4 hour marathon (previous PB is 4:05) but as I only had 10 days of running (building up from 1 mile) prior to Boston Marathon the aim was just to complete without injury.[/p][p]Boston Marathon 14 April 26.2 miles 4 hours 23 minutes Road & flat[/p][p]Longhorn Marathon 28th April 26.2 miles 4 hours 18 minutes Off-road & undulating[/p][p]In August I re-routed from Cotswold24 to Sublime24 four days before the event due to cancellation. This was a ‘how far can you run in 24 hrs’. I managed 108km which I am pretty proud of.[/p][p]Next came the New Forest Marathon on September 9th which I ran in 4hrs15mins. I felt really quite poorly that weekend so that was an achievement just getting to the finish line![/p][p]Final finale to the season is Equinox24- this weekend - 21st to 22nd Sept. another 24 hr - how far can I run??? Watch this space....[/p][p]Why the charity choice?[/p][p]When I was a child my 8-year old cousin very sadly died of Meningitis. It was extremely quick and all happened in just a couple of days devastating the immediate & extended family. My brother & mother also suffered from Meningitis but luckily made a full recovery. Meningitis is an extremely scary & deadly disease with little really known about why certain people contract it. Any money raised to help towards research is much needed and I'm glad to do the little bit that I am able.[/p][p]My second charity of choice is Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, another charity close to my heart. After riding horses across country for more than 30 years I am well aware of the impracticality of standard ambulances driving over terrain and in certain parts of the rural county I live in. Many lives are saved by the responsiveness of the Air Ambulances. Although I'm lucky enough not to have required their services myself I have a number of friends that have.[/p][p]Any donation that you can make, however large or small is much appreciated. Thank you in advance for reading. Any donations will be split equally between the two charities.[/p]
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Sep 21, 2019

Nicola and Georgia Lenton

Sep 20, 2019

Jan Davis

Can’t remember if I have already donated, so will help get to your target anyway. Have a great run.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019


Best of luck for smashing your previous best, hope the legs hold out x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 1, 2019

Zoe Ward

Good luck Tanya!! I know you’ll be amazing xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019


Well done so far epic amount of events and distances 👏

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2019


Well done superwoman!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2019


Well done girl

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

The Bolton’s xx

Good luck

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Fi Webster

Good luck for tomorrow Tanya! Lots of love Lucy and Fi xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2019

Nicola Burrell

Good luck. Nicola & Logan