Neston friends get set for London Marathon

Marathon mums Tash Wilkinson, Sue Deane, Lucy Burley and Sheila Stansfield

Marathon mums Tash Wilkinson, Sue Deane, Lucy Burley and Sheila Stansfield

First published in News

Heavy traffic may not be a problem on the village roads of Neston, but a different kind of congestion is increasingly likely, as four women prepare for a marathon challenge.

The friends have all secured places for April’s London Marathon and can often be seen pounding the streets.

Corsham Running Club members Tash Wilkinson and Sheila Stansfield will be joined by fundraisers Lucy Burley and Sue Deane, running for Dorothy House Hospice Care and Victa (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action).

Mrs Wilkinson, 40, a mum-of-two, said: “Sheila’s an ultra-marathon runner, but this is her first one on-road, Lucy has done London and Sue and I did our first marathon in Bournemouth last October.

“I have applied four times for London, but it’s bizarre that four of us in the same village have got places.

“We all do different jobs and work different hours, so getting together to train is nigh-on impossible.

“Shelia’s the fastest; she’s aiming for under four hours.”

Sponsorship can be given via uk.virginmoneygiving.com/SueDeane or www.justgiving/lucyburley

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree