On Saturday 15th October extreme endurance runner Alexandra Panayotou, 41, completed her most gruelling challenge to date: 315KM (195.7 miles) without resting or sleeping. After 50 hours running Alex was greeted by a crowd of 26,000 as she finished by lapping the pitch during half-time at Norwich City FC’s premier league match against Swansea City. We want to say a huge thank you to Alex for raising funds and awareness for foodbanks, and what’s more, this is just a warm up!
Alex’s 315KM non-stop run is in preparation for her big event for foodbanks next year. In May 2012 Alex will complete 2012KM in just one month for foodbanks – the equivalent of one and a half marathons every day. The Greek athlete who is based in Barcelona was moved to do something big for foodbanks after her school-friend Daphine Aikens set up Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank in London. Alex said ‘I couldn’t believe that people are going hungry in the UK, it’s shocking. I knew that I too could do something to help. I couldn’t be doing this for a better cause.’
Please sponsor Alex’s epic feat by using JustTextGiving’s free service: text FBUK11 and £2 to 70070 or click here to give. Thanks!