Health worker’s half marathon success

Dronfield healthcare project specialist Sarah Sanderson took part in the Great North Run to fundraise for people living in poverty thousands of miles further away.
Dronfield healthcare project specialist Sarah Sanderson took part in the Great North Run to fundraise for people living in poverty thousands of miles further away.
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A health worker took on one of the world’s largest half-marathons to help people living in poverty.

Sarah Sanderson, aged 43, from Dronfield, completed the 13-mile Great North Run in a time of one hour, 57 minutes and 50 seconds to support the Catholic aid charity CAFOD.

The good cause works with local communities to tackle poverty in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Sarah, who works as a healthcare project specialist, said: “The race was a fantastic experience, with fantastic weather and crowds. There certainly weren’t as many hills as there were when I was training in Sheffield! The people shouting support along the route also made a massive difference. I chose to run for CAFOD because I’m such a strong believer in what they do.”

The run started in Newcastle and ended in South Shields.