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SENSATIONAL STAMPEDE

LISA JACKSON HEADS TO ST ALBANS FOR AN AL L - DAY BUFFET - AND A SPOT OF ROUND - THE - CLOCK RUN / WALKING

It’s all The Weirwolf ’s fault! The reason I spent the first Saturday in September chugging around a woodland in the searing sun and pouring rain is all down to the legendary Dave Weir whom I’d gone to support when he raced in the London 2012 Paralympic marathon. While howling Dave home to what turned out to be his fourth gold medal, I met an equally vocal Weirwolf supporter called Ben Scott, and we’ve kept in touch ever since. Ben is now the co-race director of the St Albans Stampede, a 12-hour ultra, so I was thrilled to be given the chance to add a 105th marathon medal to my collection without having to stray too far from home – St Albans in Hertfordshire is just 25 miles from London.

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