Setting Sail and Overcoming
2012 - 2014
has just returned from Monaco after setting a new 48hr road running
record of 315km equates to 196miles of non stop running. the race called
no finish line, is such a unique race in the World it allows both everyday
people and athletes to attain and achieve personal goals. heather ran
on behalf of the patron saint of Monaco Saint Devota "the spirit
of devotion which suited her well. "Crewing for herself cooking
eating n sleeping in the port cabin heather excelled running 380miles
in 4 days and setting a new GB 48hr record, with a diet of white wine
smoked salmon, mash potato garlic n ginger, chocolate brownies tot of
brandy chocolate bars apple juice n hot chocolate from the vending machine
at night heather was rewarded with a nights stay at the 5 star metropole
hotel in montecarlo a well deserved rest to which she was really grateful"
More photos in the gallery......
2013...moto.." To soar with Gratitude "with thanks to a very dear friend christian I flew !.....
I now snow shoe !
Whist running as Heather in the European 100km in Belves France April 2013, I sustained severe bruising n nearly fractured my Tibia..
I knew it was time to hang up my trainers,
A Big THANK YOU To NORMAN WILSON who gave me the oppotunity to RUN for GREAT BRITAIN
from 2005- 2012 n for phil Hampton at the Dartmoor Discovery who BELIEVED IN ME !
Warms up for World 100km 20th June 2009
Heather completes 100K world championships.
England athlete top 10 European finisher at international 100K
The 23rd running of the IAU World and European 100km championships took place at the “Night of Flanders” race at Torhout, Belgium on 19th June. The UK team was led by Heather Foundling-Hawker (Honiton RC), the current English and UKA champion and a previous top ten finisher in this event. Accompanying Foundling-Hawker was Sandra Bowers (Winchester) making her international debut, writes team manager Carolyn Hunter-Rowe.
The race, which attracted over 200 athletes from 28 countries, consisted of 5 loops around Torhout and the neighbouring village of Lichtervelde. Starting at 8pm an additional challenge is created by running through the night. Foundling-Hawker started well and by 60k was running inside the top 10. Despite tiring slightly over the last third of the race Foundling-Hawker hung on well to finish in a gutsy 8:36:20, a very creditable 16th place overall and a top 10 finish in Europe. This is her last 100k before hopefully competing for England in the Commonwealth championships in Keswick.
Bowers, after a promising start, struggled with severe stomach problems in the early part of the race. To her credit she hung in and started to recover in the second half, finishing strongly in 8:58:13, good enough for 24th place.
On a very humid night, the race winners were Japan's Yasukazu Miyasoto in 6 hours 40 mins 44 secs (men's race) and Kami Semick of the USA (7.37.24) in the women's race.