Heart and sole into fundraising for trust

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Better known by her friends for a love of high heels, Pip Tisdall, of Lawrence, will be swapping her Jimmy Choos for trainers as she embarks on a fundraising quest later this month.
The Heartland Life Education Trust educator — and regular off sider to Harold the Giraffe for thousands of children in the district — will be attempting to raise $10,000 for the trust along with colleague Dana Young, as the pair run to reach a combined total of 100km in the Great Naseby Water Race.
‘‘The most I have ever run before is a half marathon [about 21km], but I will finish this run; it’s going to be slow but we will both be there at the finish,’’ she said.
The pair aim to start pounding the tracks around the Naseby forest and water course about 10am on Saturday, August 28, Covid alert levels permitting, and hope to be finished by dark.
‘‘It’s going to be cold but Harold and our great team of supporters will keep us going.
‘‘It will be a very different race as some of the ultra marathon runners are actually starting two days before us. It won’t be fast but we will finish.’’ REPORT & PHOTO: JOHN COSGROVE