Long distance runner Victoria goes the extra miles in support of Emmaus Mossley

MOSSLEY resident and ultra-runner Victoria Carter has completed her second 100-mile race in support of homelessness charity Emmaus Mossley.

Victoria finished the Lakeland 100 race – a long-distance trail race across public bridleways and footpaths, covering 6,300m of ascent – after 40 hours of non-stop running.

In doing so she has raised more than £500 for the charity, which supports 26 formerly homeless people by providing them with a home and work in a community setting.

Victoria said: “I can’t believe I finished this race! I wasn’t going to – twice.

Victoria Carter with Lakeland 100 race medal

“It’s only the support of other runners, my friends and family, that got me through. What an amazing adventure.”

The Lakeland 100 route starts in Coniston and heads South before completing a clockwise loop which takes in the Dunnerdale fells, Eskdale, Wasdale and Buttermere before arriving in Keswick.

From there the route headed to Matterdale, continuing over to Haweswater before returning via Kentmere, Ambleside and Elterwater to the finish at Coniston.

In 2019, Victoria completed The Handmoors 110 challenge and fundraised £2,500 for the charity.

Victoria Carter

Alison Hill, Director at Emmaus Mossley, said: “I don’t think we’ve got a more committed and determined supporter than Vicky.

“Completing yet another 100-mile running challenge is a fantastic achievement and we are honoured Vicky chose to support Emmaus Mossley once again.

“A massive thanks for her continued generous support and to everyone who has made a donation or given their assistance to Vicky’s latest long-distance challenge.”

• To donate to Vicky’s Lakeland 100 fundraising appeal visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/victoria-carter18

• To find out more and support Emmaus Mossley head online to https://emmaus.org.uk/mossley

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