Per­sonal trainer Ali’s amaz­ing feat

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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.


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