Pals run 2,014 miles in 2014 for air ambulance

Runners Laura and Katie Fox, Steph Sergeant and Ana Whittaker who raised �1,700 for NW Air Ambulance (s).
Runners Laura and Katie Fox, Steph Sergeant and Ana Whittaker who raised �1,700 for NW Air Ambulance (s).

Four friends who love running clocked up an amazing 2,014 miles during 2014 to raise money for the North West Air Ambulance.

They took part in half-marathons, 10k runs and fun runs all the North West, and diligently recorded all their training runs in a year-long effort which has made at least £2,000 so far.

The challenge was the idea of Steph Sergeant (40), from Barrow, who works at the

She was joined by sisters Katie Fox (23) from Barrow, a part-time para-legal who is studying legal practice at Manchester, and her sister Laura Fox (25) from Clitheroe, who works part-time at Moorland Nursery School and is studying teaching and learning support at UClan Blackburn.

The quartet was completed by mum-of-one Ana Whittaker, from Clitheroe, who met Steph through the nursery.

The challenge began in February when Steph and Katie ran the North West Half Marathon and the four remained dedicated to their challenge during the year, even taking their trainers on holiday to continue clocking up the miles.

The Ribble Valley 10k, their last organised run of 2014, completed their 2,014 miles with just three days to spare.

The sisters’ mum Lorraine Fox said: “They’ve all done fantastically well. It’s been a good personal achievement and good for the Air Ambulance.

“People have even asked if they’re going to do 2,015 miles in 2015.”

Their effort is still open for donations, on Virgin Giving: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/NWAA2014milesin2014