MRathon 2020 - Sarah Garner

Team member Sarah Garner covering a marathon distance from her front door within a week

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Team member, and 'Dogsbody', Sarah Garner is taking on the MR'athon in support of Mountain Rescue Teams across England & Wales. Over 40 dog handlers and dogsbodies are heading out from their own front doors to run/walk/crawl a marathon over one week from 23rd May 2020. Sarah has been volunteering as a Dogsbody for almost 10 years and has been working hard over the last 12 months to be in a position to get her own dog to train.

For more details, and to Sponsor Sarah see:

Day 1 10.5 miles
Day 2 10.1 miles
Day 3 5.7 miles
Sarah Day 1
MRathon Day 1

Even in the midst of a pandemic. kit still needs checking and sorted so today's walk is to the team garage and back, and just in case of a call out my battered old rucksack will be coming with me. I will update with the blister count later... 

Mileage today: 10.5

Mileage total: 10.5

MRathon Day 2

Feeling yesterday's walk a bit so I needed a target for today. Yesterday was the team garage so today I went out to the site of our new base. Today it's a beautifully lush field; soon we hope it will be the base and training space we desperately need.

On the way back I thought I'd check out some of Derby's green spaces including Marketon Brook once the industrial heart of the city now a peaceful stream which you wouldn't know was there unless your hobby involves checking out weirs...

Mileage today: 10.3

Mileage total: 20.8

Sarah Day 2
Sarah Day 2
MRathon Day 3

Much as I wanted a lie in today I dragged myself out to try and the miles done early because its a beautiful day and that generally means a call out to Dovedale later.
Which is why along with some many others I am doing this challenge. Covid-19 has put a stop to our normal fundraising activities and brought additional costs to rescue its impossible to social distance with a stretcher so we wear PPE to try and keep our casualties, our selves and our friends and family as safe as possible in this new normal we are living.
Thank you all for your support and good wishes over the last few days. Its been brilliant to be part of the MRSDE MRathon team and to be able to make a difference from all across the country.

Mileage today: 5.7

Mileage total: 26.5


The money raised will be split among the following teams:

Calder Valley Search & Rescue Team

Cave Rescue Organisation

Cleveland Mountain Rescue Team

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Ashburton

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team - Tavistock

Derby Mountain Rescue Team

East Cornwall Search & Rescue Team

Edale Mountain Rescue Team

Exmoor Search & Rescue Team

North of Tyne Mountain Rescue Team

North Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team

Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team

Rossendale & Pendle Mountain Rescue Team

South Snowdonia Search & Rescue Team

Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team

Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team

Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association (UWFRA)

Western Beacons Mountain Rescue Team

West Cornwall Search & Rescue Team

Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team