'I never thought I would be able to do this'
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Partially blind Cumbrian woman completes 50-mile ultra race

A partially sighted woman has completed a 50-mile (80km) ultra distance race in the Lake District in one day.

Francesca Higgins, from Kendal, started running five years ago after being registered partially sighted.

The 51-year-old took part in the Lakes in a Day ultra run from Caldbeck to Cartmel to raise money for Henshaws, a charity which supports people living with sight loss.

She said she wanted a challenge that "would stretch me to the very edge of my abilities and beyond".

  • 04 Nov 2019
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