A BOW Street woman has raised over £1,000 for charity after completing a 100km challenge non-stop in just under 24 hours.
Sarah Barrett took part in the Race to the Stones, on 15 July, from Lewknor to Avebury Stone Circle to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. She has so far raised £1,226.
The Race to the Stones runs along the Ridgeway, the oldest path in Britain, starting in Lewknor in Oxfordshire and finishing at the Avebury stone circle.
Sarah said she decided to take on the challenge after her aunt and her then-partner’s stepfather both lost their battles with cancer.
“I was determined to undertake a challenge to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support which does a huge amount for those affected by cancer,” she said.
“I have had a fantastic amount of support and was also vastly encouraged during the event with constant messages of support which were especially nice to get during the night when the going was tough.”
Sarah said the challenge left her with a massive blister, saw her help a fellow competitor who was struggling, and actually walk an extra kilometre after walking the wrong way.
“I completed in 23.37.55 which I was happy with,” she said.
“It would have been quicker but the lady I walked through the night with had a really bad time in the early hours and I thought I might have to call the emergency number - but with sweets and chocolate she rallied and I pushed on alone after daylight."
Donations to the cause can still be made at www.justgiving.com/Sarah-Barnett16.
See this week’s south editions for the full story, in shops and online now