Our Sarah is ready for the London Marathon

Clinical skills co-ordinator set for second attempt at capital course 

Our Sarah is ready for the London Marathon
21 April 2015

CPFT worker Sarah Endicott is into the final stages of her training as she prepares to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday.

As a clinical skills co-ordinator for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust she spends her days teaching nurses how to perform tasks such as taking blood and managing intravenous lines in patients.

But in her spare time she’s a serious runner and this will be the second time she taken on the challenge of running the 26-mile and 385-yard course through the streets of the capital.

Sarah, 43, who lives in Yaxley, said: “I did the marathon previously in 2011 and I thought I would just run to get round and completed it in four hours and 54 minutes. This time, training has gone well, and I’m hoping to go a fair bit quicker. I’m aiming to finish in about four hours and 30 minutes.”

Sarah, who trains nurses, physiotherapists, and healthcare assistants at a variety of CPFT’s bases
including the Cavell Centre, Peterborough, took up running five years ago following the birth of her daughter.

She said: “I joined Yaxley Runners in January 2010. I had run in my youth, but after having my daughter I was having some back problems and I found that running helped my back.
“So I joined the club, and I set myself a target of running 10k by the end of the year. Actually, I enjoyed it so much that by the October I took part in the Great Eastern Run and finished in a time of two hours 13 minutes.”

Sarah, who also works two days a week at Peterborough City Hospital for Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has gone on to complete many more half-marathons and 10k runs, and last year took part in Endure 24, a 24-hour relay race where team members each complete a five mile loop of the Wasing Park Estate in Reading. During the event, Sarah ran 20 miles by completing the loop four times.

Of this Sunday’s challenge, she said: “The London Marathon is incredible. There’s just such a great atmosphere. I’m most looking forward to the last six miles. That last stretch along the Embankment and then down the Mall is just brilliant.”

Sarah is raising money for Age Concern and anyone who wishes to sponsor her, can go to: www.justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Sarah-Endicott1

Eat like a marathon runner….Sarah’s typical daily diet ahead of a big race

Breakfast: Cinnamon bagel with a glass of beetroot juice

Mid-morning snack: Banana

Lunch: Ham sandwich, bag of crisps, bar of chocolate, piece of fruit

Evening meal: Fresh tuna steak, stir fired vegetables and noodles

Sarah said: “In the few days before a long run or a marathon, my diet is very protein heavy, but closer to a race I move onto more carbohydrates, so the closer I get to Sunday, the more I’ll be eating pasta. And, of course, I’m drinking lots of water – more than one litre a day – to make sure I’m hydrated.”


For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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