Kate Knight (58) a nursing assistant from Chipstead (Surrey) completed the London Marathon on Sunday 22 April 2018. Kate was inspired to raise money for SASH Charity, after receiving treatment at East Surrey Hospital, run by Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH).
Kate, who also works at East Surrey Hospital, plans to run 60 marathons by her sixtieth birthday, has travelled the world running marathons, from London and Dublin to Florida and New York and has even done many laps of Loch Ness, in Scotland. She recently completed the Brighton Marathon (Sunday 15 April 2018) at 07:33:59 reaching her personal best.
The London Marathon, which was officially the hottest ever London Marathon on record was her 50th Marathon and she completed the 26.2 mile run in 07:40:27.
Kate said: “I started running marathons to keep fit and improve my health, having recovered from an accident I had tobogganing during a trip with my family. Running takes an incredible amount of commitment and determination and I like to challenge myself.
“When I decided to take part in the London Marathon, it gave me the opportunity to raise money for SASH Charity. I received excellent care whilst I was in hospital for an operation on my lower spine, due to osteoporosis and it was a chance to give back to the place I work and receive treatment.”
Marathon runner Kate, who has also undergone procedures on her knee and shoulder, has raised a total of £856.80.
Emily Brown, fundraising manager for SASH Charity said: “We are so delighted that Kate chose to support SASH Charity for her 50th marathon. Kate is a real inspiration with her running and she has been equally enthusiastic with her fundraising. Her support will mean that SASH is able to help many more patients who receive treatment at the hospital.”