London Marathon runners do High Peak proud

Marathon runner Sally Barnett.
Marathon runner Sally Barnett.

High Peak people did the borough proud on Sunday as they pounded the capital’s streets for charity.

Locals took part in the London Marathon to raise money for a variety of causes close to their hearts.

Adam Coatsworth from Chapel-en-le-Frith completed the marathon in five hours 14 seconds.

Adam Coatsworth from Chapel-en-le-Frith completed the marathon in five hours 14 seconds.

Chapel-en-le-Frith’s Adam Coatsworth, a former Royal Marine Commando, has so far raised over £1,400 for Cakes 4 Casualties.

And Adam, who had his right leg amputated below the knee after a climbing accident, completed the 26.2-mile course in five hours and 14 seconds.

He said: “I set off quite quickly but towards the end I had to keep stopping to take my leg off and adjust it and that cost me time.

“I’d like to thank everyone who supported and sponsored me, especially Stocks Cafe in Chapel who have been fantastic.”

Buxton AC runners - L-R: Emma Wentworth, Elizabeth Nocton, Peter Bailey, Frank Golden.

Buxton AC runners - L-R: Emma Wentworth, Elizabeth Nocton, Peter Bailey, Frank Golden.

Another High Peak runner was Sally Barnett, who completed the course in four hours and 44 minutes.

Sally, who has been raising money for Mountain Rescue England and Wales, said: “It was my first marathon and what an amazing day. The atmosphere was unbelievable!”

Buxton pair Jane Jackson and Julie Riley, meanwhile, went one step further, completing two marathons in two weeks, Paris followed by London, where they both finished in a time of four hours and 27 minutes.

Members of Buxton & District Athletic Club also took part in Sunday’s event.

Emma Wentworth finished in three hours and 23 minutes, Peter Bailey in three hours and 32 minutes, Frank Golden in three hours and 48 minutes, Elizabeth Nocton in three hours and 52 minutes, and Darren Hunt in four hours and 32 minutes.