On Air NIA

Sixpence None the Richer: Kiss MeiTunesAmazon

50 mile ultra-marathon runner raises money for local charity

Steve Sharrock

3:00pm 17th February 2017

A man who ran a 50 mile ultra-marathon has raised £715 for local charity WheelPower.

Back in 2012 landlord Steve Sharrock weighed in at 18.5 stone.  After watching wheelchair racer David Weir compete in the London 2012 Paralympics, Steve resolved to get fit as an antidote to the temptations of living and working in a pub.

Steve and his wife Denise run the Three Horseshoes pub in Drayton Parslow.  

Steve does all his training in the Buckinghamshire countryside and says he gets lots of encouragement from locals and regulars who wave to him when he is out on his runs.

This week Steve, after finishing the South Downs Way Ultra Marathon, is donating £715 to WheelPower and has lost five stone. He said:

"I hate running marathons. A half marathon isn't such a problem, but a marathon is an awkward distance. To me a marathon is just a sprint. Rather than getting from start to finish as quickly as possible, the aim of the ultra-marathon is simply to get from start to finish."

WheelPower is the national organisation for wheelchair sport, based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium. Jo Hall from the charity said:

"Sponsored runs are integral for WheelPower as they enable us to provide more sessions for disabled people to play wheelchair sport. This year WheelPower will help over 15,000 people play sport. We rely on supporters like Steve to raise money to enable us to continue our vital work".

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Email Icon Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates


No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Please log in to comment on this page.

Suggested articles
wycombe district local plan

Last chance for say on Wycombe's Local Plan

There's just one week left until the final consultation closes.


Charity 'Pace' host Christmas Fair in Aylesbury

It's being held at AVDC's The Gateway.

Most read
Air crash waddesdon

Helicopter and plane crash mid-air in Waddesdon

Police say four people have died in the mid-air crash

Houses/Homes - Buckingham Park

Empty homes in Aylesbury Vale

New figures show the number of homes that are lying empty in Aylesbury Vale

Newer article

Volunteers boosting police work in Leighton Buzzard

Local: Street Watch starts today with 16 volunteers trained and ready to offer a few hours a month.

Older article

Locals crowd fund bid to stop new car park in Berkhamsted

Local: The eight half level multi-storey has already been approved by the council.

Top articles

People urged to wear white ribbon

Local: It's to raise people's awareness to domestic violence and abuse and help reassure victims that help is available.

Oxford Street: What happened to cause 'terror' scare in central London?

National: Shoppers on Europe's busiest street ran for cover inside stores over fears of a terror attack at an underground station - but what actually happened?

HS2: 'It's Stolen My Time & Things I'd Promised Myself For 40 Years'

Local: Stan Mason is 79 and has been fighting the High Speed route for over 6 years. We wanted to see how that's affected him

New Little Miss character revealed to inspire girls into STEM subjects

Showbiz: A new Little Miss character will aim to inspire the next generation of girls into science, tech and engineering subjects.

Ashes in a nutshell: All you need to know from day three in Brisbane

Sport: Steve Smith again thwarted England's bowlers and the tourists are now under pressure in their second innings. Here's all you need to know from the Gabba...

Egypt's president vows to avenge mosque attack victims as death toll rises

World: The number of people known to have died in a gun and bomb attack on a mosque in Egypt has risen to more than 300, state media had said.

Football star Michael Owen finishes second as he turns jockey for fundraising race

Strange: Former professional footballer Michael Owen finished second in his jockey debut as he raced at Ascot in front of Prince Charles and Camilla.

You'll take away the biggest part of me with this one

On This Day: Chicago's emotional tune made its way to UK hearts

Get 10% off all services at The Archway Beauty Clinic

Archway Beauty Clinic is a luxury salon nestled in the holding cells of the unique listed building, The Old Aylesbury County Hall.

Find out about saving money with the Mix 96 VIP Club

Find out more about The Archway Beauty Clinic