Corby runner set for her 100th marathon

Jane Stedman, from Deene near Corby, will join the 100 Marathon Club when she completes her 100th marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon on February 14

Jane Stedman, from Deene near Corby, will join the 100 Marathon Club when she completes her 100th marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon on February 14

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A keen runner from Deene, near Corby, who has completed 99 marathons in less than a decade is hoping to join a select group of about 500 UK runners who have finished a century of 26.2 mile races.

Jane Stedman, 52, is aiming to raise money on her 100th race for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her brother David, who died from a heart attack about 14 months ago, leaving behind his three young children.

Jane said: “David was very fit and cycled 100 miles a week. He died very suddenly and it was completely unexpected.

“He was always very supportive and would definitely be at my 100th marathon if he were still here, so I wanted to do this one in his memory.”

Jane, who is a teacher at Isebrook SEN College in Kettering, is aiming to raise £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

She began running after being challenged by colleagues at a former school to complete a half marathon and says she has never looked back since.

She added: “I got the running bug from that moment.”

Her 100th marathon will be in Stratford-upon-Avon on February 14.

Jane normally trains with a group of runners who meet at Lodge Park Sports Centre in Corby twice a week.

How to sponsor Jane

Jane said she is trying to raise £1,000 for the British Heart Foundation in memory of her brother David, who died about 14 months ago.

She has set up a Justgiving page.

She is also looking for donations for a fundraising raffle, which will take place after her marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon on February 14.

If you would like to help Jane by donating a raffle prize, get in touch with her by emailing stedmanpenney@btinternet.com.

The 100 Marathon Club is a group which presents people with an award once they have finished 100 marathons.

There are about 500 people in the UK who are members.