Lacing up her trainers for her 41st marathon on Sunday (26) was East Surrey Hospital nursing assistant and fund raising champion Kate Knight.
The 55 year old from Chipstead only started running 12 years ago and, since then, has raised an impressive £24,000 for charity.
Kate warmed up for the London Marathon by running seven half marathons in seven weeks, followed by the Brighton Marathon a fortnight ago.
Not content with running close to home she has also put her best foot forward in the Bahamas and around the shores of Loch Ness.
“I broke my ankle in 2003 and was also very overweight and that was a wake-up call for me,” said Kate who has worked at the hospital since 2006. “After my accident I decided you either wrap yourself up in cotton wool or you get out there and go for it. My fastest time is 5 hours 45 minutes and I know I will never be the quickest but I have stamina and keep on going.”
The mum of four added: “The atmosphere and the crowds in London cheering you on are just amazing and they give you a huge boost.”
Michael Wilson, chief executive at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs the hospital, said: “Kate’s determination and commitment is an inspiration to us all and I know the fantastic amount of money she has raised for her chosen charities will make a real difference – well done Kate.”