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ULTRA CARLA: Chalfont St Giles’ Team GB ultra-runner beats LEJOG World Record 

 Published on: 29th July 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Team GB ultra runner from Chalfont St Giles has run the entire length of Britain in world record-breaking time. 

Carla Molinaro, 36, set off from Land’s End, Cornwall, on July 16 and reached John o’Groats (LEJOG) on July 28, beating the previous world record of 874 miles in 12 days, 11 hours, six minutes and seven seconds by more than 10 hours.

Previous record setter Sharon Gayter joined Carla along the way to show her support, as did other runners. 

Carla said: “As the likelihood of any races or events occurring in the foreseeable future has decreased significantly, I have decided to make my own. I won’t be racing anyone else just a clock ticking away to the current LEJOG World Record.

“I have always wanted to give this a bash and as they say carpe diem! So, I am doing just that and seizing the day. I am going to attempt what will be the hardest physical and mental challenge I have yet to embark on and I am excited.”

She has been running approximately 16 hours a day, stopping only to eat and sleep. Carla didn’t stop for her birthday either, which was on July 27.

She is supported by several crew members, including a doctor, physiotherapist, masseuse, chef, and a documentary filmmaker.

To make this world record attempt viable, she needs help with sponsorship. 

The funds raised will cover two motor homes, tracking devices, data recording devices (watches, GPS and cameras), nutrition, hydration, petrol, crew logistics, kit, physiotherapy, maps, training, route recces and a celebratory dinner.

She added: “Thank you to everyone that has donated so far, you are all amazing and I couldn’t do this without your support.”

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