Louth lady Megan Coggle has completed her gruelling 10km charity Trailblazer challenge at Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire.
As reported in the Leader two weeks ago, 26-year-old Megan chose to undertake the challenge in memory of her father, the widely-respected Louth man Kerry Coggle.
Kerry was instrumental in the establishment of Louth Town Football Club in 2007 following the demise of Louth United Football Club, and was well known in the town.
Kerry sadly died in March last year as a result of heart problems, so Megan set out to raise £200 for the British Heart Foundation in her dad’s memory.
However, Megan has now raised more than £600 thanks to the goodwill and generosity of the public.
Following her race on Saturday June 28, Megan said: “The trailblazer was more difficult than I expected, as it was quite twisty and quite hilly.
“I finished in 62 minutes so I was a bit disappointed that I didn’t do it in under an hour, but I ran the whole thing without stopping at all.
“When it was difficult I thought about stopping and walking, but then I thought about all the people who have sponsored me and I thought about my dad, and it encouraged me to carry on.
“I definitely think my dad would be proud of me.”
“I want to do another 10k soon, as I think I’ve got the bug for running! You get a real buzz when you cross the finish line and when you receive your medal.
“I would to say another really big thank you to everyone for their support and donations.”