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Last placed finisher honoured at Living Sports Awards ceremony

A Run Norwich participant has received a local sport award in recognition of her achievements in overcoming adversity at this year’s race.

Sandra Acton, who has cerebral palsy, won the hearts of many with her steely determination in finishing last at Run Norwich 2017 in a time of 1 hour and 54 minutes.

Her story, which we shared following the race, offered an insight into the struggles she had to overcome while training for and running the race.

Inspirational Sandra, our last placed finisher at #RN17, has won the Jonnie Peacock Award for overcoming adversity at the Living Sport Awards. 💪More: http://norw.ch/actonaward

Posted by Run Norwich on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

 

At the Living Sports Awards in St. Ives last Thursday, Sandra was awarded with the Jonnie Peacock Award, which honours a recipient who has ‘shown great personal endeavour to overcome adversity and [who has] achieved something above and beyond’.

The award notes highlighted how her ‘desire to succeed’ at this year’s Run Norwich, and other running events, was ‘inspirational’ to all those who cheer her on.

Congrats, Sandra!

More: Last over the line – read Sandra’s story.

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