READY TO RUN: Sarah Mycroft, who has run around Australia, will be the Orange Colour City Running Festival ambassador.FOR one person lining up in Sunday’s Orange Colour City Running Festival, the half-marathon will be a run in the park.
This year’s Running Festival ambassador is Sarah Mycroft who ran around Australia in 2010.
The mother of two started her 15000km journey on April 4 2010 and finished on November 27.
She became the first woman to run around Australia after being inspired by another distance runner.
“I felt like doing something bigger with my sport, one good major event,” Mycroft said.
“I knew Pat Farmer had run around Australia and he held the record. So I looked for the girls record, to my astonishment, it has never been done.”
During the 238 days Mycroft averaged 60km a day and went through 15 pairs of shoes.
She also raised money during the epic journey for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Running has always been a part of Mycroft’s life as a way to keep fit.
She’s also be competitive being the NSW Female Long Distance Runner of the Year from 2001 to 2004.
Mycroft has also won state title in the 10km cross country half-marathon and marathon distances.
She also enjoys talking to school students about fitness and nutrition.
Mycroft will line up in Sunday’s half-marathon and on Monday will visit schools to speak to students.
Any schools interested in a visit from Mycroft should contact Judy on 6362 9563 or Glenys on 6362 6694.
Sunday’s Running Festival will including 4.8km, 10km and 21.2km distances.
Entries can be taken online at www.orangerunners南京夜网.au or between 2-4pm on Saturday at Leisure Centre Hall in the Bloomfield Hospital grounds, or from 6-6.30am on Sunday before the event.
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