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"I WAS MUCH MORE IN CONTROL"

The runner Sally Ann Polkey

Day job Retired

The result Running a marathon in a GFA time of 4hrs 9mins – knocking 20 minutes off her previous best

When Sally Ann Polkey approached her 60th birthday, she decided it was about time she ticked off the item on her bucket list that had been sitting there for years – running a marathon before she turned 60. Nine months later, she did just that, despite having had almost no running experience and, now, less than two years on, has managed to shave 20 minutes off her marathon time. After running her first marathon at the York Marathon last year in 4hrs 29mins and the Paris Marathon this April in the same time,

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