Fit as a fiddle Sheffield lady Deborah in double challenge

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SUPER-FIT Deborah Lockwood took on an arduous charity challenge by completing a couple of strength-sapping events in just two days.

She took part in the Nine Edges Endurance 2012, followed by the Great North Run – both in the same weekend.

Deborah, a partner at Sheffield rescue and recovery specialists Begbies Traynor, agreed to take part in the annual Nine Edges Endurance to raise funds for Edale Mountain Rescue team.

A 21-mile off road route with 900m of height gain, it is a tough event taking in nine grit stone edges in the Peak District.

And after completing the hike in six hours 15 minutes, she went on to compete in the Great North Run the next day, covering 13.1 miles. She aims to raise £1,000 for her chosen charity Help for Heroes.

Deborah said: “I committed to do the Nine Edges some time ago and a friend then offered me a place in the Great North Run which I was keen to do again, but I hadn’t realised that the two events were in the same weekend!

“It was pretty gruelling facing a half marathon the day after a 21-mile hike, but I managed to beat last year’s time, shaving off almost eight minutes to break the two hour barrier and complete the race in one hour and 58 minutes.”

n Log on to www.justgiving.com/DeborahandMalcolm to support Deborah’s fundraising for Help for Heroes.