LOUISE TIDBURY

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

Run­ning across Scot­land – in one go

What’s the long­est race you’ve run? A 10K? A marathon? A 50-miler? For Louise Tidbury, those dis­tances are just warm-ups. Back in March, the 39-year-old from Barrow-in­Fur­ness be­gan her at­tempt to run 866 miles across just 11 events – an av­er­age of 78 miles per event. In do­ing so, she’s hop­ing to raise £2,500 for Get Kids Go­ing, a char­ity that helps chil­dren and young peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties to get in­volved in sport. ‘A friend of mine, a 12-year- old girl, lost a leg and both her par­ents in a car ac­ci­dent last year,’ says Louise. ‘I asked the char­ity how much a pros­thetic leg would cost and they said about £2,500.’ The long­est of Louise’s chal­lenges is The Race Across Scot­land, a 214-mile event with 7,772m of el­e­va­tion and a 100-hour cut-off time. ‘I’m an av­er­age run­ner and an av­er­age per­son,’ says Louise. ‘I want peo­ple to think, “If Louise can do a 214-mile race, then why can’t I try it?”’

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