Personal trainer Ali’s amazing feat
A PERSONAL trainer completed her hardest challenge yet and raised £1,100 for charity.
Ali Young, who runs Ali’s ParkFit in Hervines Park, Amersham, ran 135 miles in 24 hours on a 400m track and came in second place.
She started on Saturday, September 19 at midday and finished the event, which was held on a track in Tooting Bec, on Sunday, September 20 at noon.
Ali said: “I truly feel in this type of event there are no winners. It may sound corny but everyone who finished the whole 24hrs is a winner. Everyone had their own battles, hobbling round. People were in tears getting support from their crews to keep going.”
The money she raised will go to Arctic One Foundation, who help pay for prosthetics and wheelchairs for athletes with disabilities.
The mother-of-two added: “Mentally it was tough from about two hours in just thinking ‘oh my goodness, just no way can I keep on running this long’. Then I would tell myself ‘ok, I’ll just run to 100km then walk the rest, then I’d get a burst again and think ‘ok to 100miles’ and so it continued using every mental strategy in the book. One thing that absolutely helped was
Ali Young at the finish line thinking of the charity I massively. Also, I thought was fundraising for about the refugees who ‘come on Ali, lots of are walking for hundreds people could never have of miles at the moment the opportunity to do with no choice.” this’ and even then, The personal trainer when people are learning said that this event was to use prosthetics, it is even harder than the really painful. You can Marathon Des Sables, hurt the knee joint or which is a six-day 251km whatever relevant joint ultramarathon.