White Peak Marathon – Sat 16th May

Niccole Makes It Fourth Time Lucky

Many congratulations to Nicole Kirkham who ran 3.52.19 finishing 81st overall and third 0/50 lady in the White Peak Marathon, an off road marathon that follows the Tissington trail in Derbyshire – an old disused railway line.

Nicole’s passion to do a marathon started several years ago when she first entered the Blackpool marathon only to miss out when taken into hospital for a minor operation.

She tried again only to be thwarted with a bad shoulder injury, and a third time with a foot injury, each time with the race entered and the start line in sight. Once again it seemed the gremlins had struck as she developed a knee injury just four days before this latest attempt to complete a marathon. A severe migraine a couple of days before the race looked to have again sealed her fate, but with a suitable dose of pain killers, a knee support and a burning ambition to do it, she made the race start and completed the course, highly elated to have got under the four hour barrier. Well done Nicole.

Results. http://www.matlockac.org.uk/results/2009/2009full.pdf