Here we have Vanessa Hudson’s spiffy press release, and another photo of Anna not looking as though she’s just done 100 marathons (or longer) (or has just finished a 40 miler).
33 Year old Anna Finn, a maths teacher and member of Vegan Runners UK today
broke a world record becoming the youngest woman ever to run 100 Marathons.
Anna reached the 100 Marathon mark today – a week ahead of schedule when she
finished the Compton 40 Mile Downland Challenge in Compton, Berkshire. Anna
completed the cross country ultra marathon in less than 7 hours and came
home in 4th place.
Today’s race followed Anna’s 99th Marathon on Friday 2nd April, the
Bletchley Enigma marathon, near Milton Keynes- after which she headed to
Compton by train and spent the night sleeping on a mat surrounded by other
ultra marathon runners in The Downs School Hall.
Anna celebrated her victory this afternoon back in The Downs School Hall
with a cup of black tea and a vegan meal of chips and beans.
Anna is set to be presented with a medal from the ‘100 Marathon Club’ at the
Brighton Marathon on 18th April this year.
Surprisingly, despite the vast distances covered in training and racing over
the past few years, Anna has rarely suffered anything more than “a few
niggles here and there'” and has remained injury-free throughout her 100
Having now reached her goal, Anna looks unlikely to stop racing any time in
the near future. She still plans to run the Paris Marathon on 11th April
which had been set to be her 100th.
In May she’ll run for charity, hoping to raise money for young person’s
charity, Brathay’s by taking part in the ‘Brathay10 in 10’ – 10 marathons
around Lake Windermere in 10 grueling days.
And on May 29th she’s set to take part in the Grand Union Canal Race. Hailed
as ‘Britain’s longest, toughest, non-stop running race’, competitors must
complete the 145 mile distance from the centre of Birmingham to the
centre of London along the Grand Union Canal in a time limit of 45 hours.
Anna Finn’s 10 in 10 Justgivingfundraising page: