Two members of Sleaford Striders running club have completed their own healthy, lockdown fundraising challenge.
Snack food innovator Philippe Leroy, 51, of Rauceby, and teacher Sarah Steele, 31, of Greylees, formed a bubble and set themselves a series of healthy challenges during November to overcome the grey, dull days.
Fundraising for Cancer Research UK, these included drinking two litres of water a day, walking 10,000 steps a day, press ups, eating healthily, giving up red wine and chocolate and running two half marathons. It all finished with a full marathon on November 29, starting and finishing on a country lane in Rauceby, cheered on by friends and local supporters from their gardens.
They have raised more than £730 and Philippe said: “I am delighted as we only hoped to raise £100. It was Sarah’s first marathon and my fourth. The last nine miles were tough, but Sarah kept checking our fundraising page and that pushed us on.
“Once we have recovered we will look for our next challenge.”