Issue date: 26 May 2011
On Sunday 15th May, Sharon Linacre ran the Chester Half Marathon, raising £175 for IWA through Virgin Money Giving.
Sharon's training involved weeks of preparation, some of it running and cycling the towpath of The Trent and Mersey and Shropshire Union Canal.
Sharon said "With my four stone weight loss and new found energy it has also made boating more enjoyable and locking is definitely easier now, and I can run between the pounds for fun."
Her target was 2 hours 20 minutes but she managed to achieve her personal best of 2 hours 12 minutes.
Donations can still be made to sharon’s fundraising page.
For further information please see Sharon's account.