BARROW runner Sharon Hill will be taking on her latest challenge as she runs the Loch Ness Marathon in support of Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

With her run planned for October 2022, Sharon is aiming to raise money for the charity which provides training the Mountain Rescue Search Dogs of the Lake District who assist the local Mountain Rescue Teams and Police search for missing persons.

Sharon said: “For around six years I have been completing many different challenges to raise funds for the Lake District Mountain Rescue Search Dogs.

“From never hiking in my life, I have climbed Coniston Old man, Blencathra, Helvellyn, Scafell Pike and also Ben Nevis.

“The Mountain Search Dogs and their handlers very kindly escorted me to the top of each mountain making the experience even more special.

“At 53 years old, I am about to take on my hardest Challenge ever.

“On the 2nd of October I am running my first Marathon along the shores of Lochness, I'm not a great runner but determination and grit seem to get me around.

"I have a love of trail running in the Lake District and have met many of the Mountain Rescue volunteers on my routes marshalling these Races.

“It always gives me a boost to see one of the many Search dogs I have met too.

“These people do an amazing job not only rescuing people off the mountains (including myself) and fells in the Lake District but also helping the Police with the search for missing people all over the Country.

“I would like to repay the Rescue service by Raising 3k to help fund the cost of replacing equipment and training the search Dogs.

“A very small amount but every penny helps.

“The Mountain Rescue are not funded by the government and rely solely on donations from the public.

“I am asking for donations from local companies for Raffles I will be holding in Work and for an events night I will be organising in August time.

“The smallest donation will help to make a difference and will be sincerely appreciated.”

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