Sarah Rich Runs the Daffodil Dawdle

Sarah has just been amazing and finished her 20th marathon, this one being an off road one.  We are extremely grateful and proud of Sarah who has raised awareness and funds for The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust after sadly suffering an ectopic pregnancy in December 2016.

Here in Sarah’s own words is why she decided to take part in the Daffodil Dawdle.

Sarah’s Story:

Prior to having my daughter Charlotte, just over 4 years ago I was a keen (but slow) marathon runner. I have done a few marathons on road, but my real love is off road marathons. These involve being given some instructions, usually starting from a village hall or similar, and then running around 26.2 miles through woodland and fields, over styles and along muddy footpaths. Being in the open countryside not only gives me a tough physical challenge, but really helps with my mental health too.

I had put long distance running on hold to have my daughter 4 years ago and then for the last 2 years to try for another baby. 2 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy later, I decided just after New Year 2018 that I needed to get myself back out there doing something I love for my well-being and why not raise some money for a charity that I believe in while I’m at it!

So that is what led me to yesterday, running around the Daffodil Dawdle, an off road marathon organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) on the Norfolk / Suffolk border. I hadn’t managed to do the amount of training I would have liked so I took it really slowly wanting to make sure I had some energy at the end. I got round what was my 20th marathon on a beautiful spring day so today I am feeling happy, although a little tired and that I have given a little back by raising a few pounds for the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.