Published: 18/04/2012 10:05:32
Marathon effort breaks Guinness World Record
Animal Health Trust (AHT) marathon runner Susannah Gill smashed a Guinness World Record in her London Marathon run on 22 April.
Competing to become the fastest lady in an animal costume, Susannah knocked an incredible 24 minutes off of the existing record whilst dressed as a peacock, coming home in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 9 seconds.
Susannah also spearheaded a novel new online sweepstake service, GuesstoGive, where supporters donated £3 and guessed what her finishing time would be. Through this she raised more than £250 for the AHT, and the winning guesser received £31.
Susannah was part of a team of eight runners competing in the London Marathon raising funds for the Suffolk-based AHT.
Other team members included:
- Husband and wife team, Lucy and Robbie Burt, from Bury St Edmunds finished together in five hours, 34 minutes and five seconds
- Nish Kotak, from Cambridge, who came home in five hours, four minutes and 47 seconds
- Steven Bloor, from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, who finished in three hours, 47 minutes and three seconds
- Viktorija Meleskaite, from London, who came home in four hours, 34 minutes and 11 seconds
- Anna Prytherch, of the Welsh Pony & Cob Society, finished in seven hours, 38 minutes and 41 seconds
- and zoologist, Patty Gorianoff, who came home in five hours, six minutes and 34 seconds.
Dr Mark Vaudin, Deputy Chief Executive of the AHT, was also planning to run as part of the team but an injury meant he had to withdraw at the last minute under medical advice. He now hopes to run the Berlin Marathon in September.
You can help the team to celebrate its marathon effort by sponsoring them here.
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