Land’s End to John O’Groats

From LEJOG to LePause

On 5th September 2022, I began my run from Land’s End to John O’Groats to show others that despite life throwing curveballs our way we can still achieve. I intended to cover a distance of 40-50 miles a day for 20 days, a total of approximately 855 miles, aiming to become the world’s fastest female, with single-sided deafness, to complete this journey by foot. However, after 4 days of running in continual torrential rain, things went very wrong on day 5.

Unfortunately, I was forced to withdraw after 169 miles, with acute tendonitis, shin splints, bone oedema and a suspected stress fracture. Having discussed this with my coach and physio, it seems that my balance issues most likely played a part in this; to reduce my ‘swerve’ I have been over compensating with my right leg, which in turn has put immense pressure through my left leg, which clearly protested!

Below is part one of my mini documentary, How We Rise, documenting the ups and downs of a world record attempt after brain surgery!

My focus is now on rehab, and maintaining my fitness levels so that I can come back stronger and finish this journey just as soon as I can.

However, I really do need your support; I am raiding my savings in order to complete this challenge, but once again, I need a little help with hiring a support vehicle – somewhere I can take a break during the day, and sleep overnight. Please click here to find out how you can help.

In the meantime, you can continue to follow my journey back to running on social media by following the links below.

When I can return to the challenge, I hope to continue raising funds for the British Acoustic Neuroma Association and Manchester Skull Base Foundation (FBT). Both of these organisations have been a great source of support and this is my way of giving back to them in some way.

To make a donation to BANA, click here and to Manchester Skull Base Foundation, click here.

You can follow my journey on social media, where I discuss training, nutrition, my rehab journey and the ups and downs of life with a dodgy head. Links are below.

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Thank you so much for your continued support and taking the time to read about this challenge! I look forward to posting more updates soon.

Sara

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