Val Kirby completes the marathon!

Val Kirby completes the Bristol to Bath Marathon

Soon after completing her run of 26.2 miles Val Kirby sent this message to her supporters. "Thanks to everyone who pledged their support and to the people who haven't yet; there is still time! — Because I did it! — Slowly… 5hrs 25minutes 38seconds, but I did it."

Val explains why she ran 26.2 miles

"Since June 2013 I have been leading the team that is preparing a Heritage Lottery Fund bid to restore the next, key stage of the Stroudwater Navigation.

"This project will join the Navigation to 2,500 miles of navigable waterways. The stories hidden in the Stroudwater's unique archives will be available to everyone.

"The towpath will link Saul to Stonehouse. There will be things for people of all ages and abilities to do, and a beautiful, quiet canal rich in wildlife for people to enjoy, whether on or off the water.

"A month after the Bristol to Bath marathon, our bid for £15 million goes in. We need £5 million in match funds. We already know where some of that will come from, but we need quite a bit more. Every pound will make a difference"

 

Fifty metres from the finish!

The photo above shows Val just 50 metres from the finish line. Click on the image to view a larger version.

There is still time to pledge your support for Val and the restoration

Click  here, or on Val’s top photo, to go to the Just Giving Page.