Dentaid trustee Jane Lelean has completed her second London Marathon raising funds for the charity.
Jane completed the 26.2 mile race in, 5 hours and 55 minutes after running in temperatures reaching 25 degrees.
“When I ran the London Marathon two years ago it was the coldest one ever and this time it was the hottest on record which explains my slower time,” she said. “The heat was such a shock to the system because you train throughout the winter months – in fact my training was disrupted by the ice and snow. It’s hard to adjust to the sudden change in temperature and I saw lots of people who’d collapsed or had to stop but luckily I managed to keep going.”
Jane was new to running when she started training for the 2016 London Marathon. And when Dentaid had a place in this year’s event she was persuaded to sign up for a second time.
“I’ve been on several volunteering trips to the refugee camps in Greece and have seen the need for safe dental care,” she said. “I kept the people I met in Greece in my mind while I was running.”