London Marathon 2016: Debbie Hare from Saffron Walden raises almost £2,000 for BEARS

PUBLISHED: 10:30 28 April 2016

Debbie Hare celebrates at the end of the marathon

Debbie Hare celebrates at the end of the marathon

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Saffron Walden’s Debbie Hare completed her first marathon in five hours and 20 minutes and says she is in no rush to do it again.

The 51-year-old cleaner, of Howard Road, said she was supported by her best friend, boyfriend, and boyfriend’s daughter along the course.

Debbie was running for BEARS (Basic Essex Accident Rescue Service) and has raised nearly £2,000 for the charity.

She said: “It was quite an experience, and a good day, but very hard. I was slower than I hoped to be, but was pleased to finish. I saw a guy running with a tumble dryer on his back, but I won’t tell you if he finished in front of me.

“The crowds were amazing and it’s a great atmosphere, but I don’t think I’ll ever do it again.”

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/debbie-hare.


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