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Heather looks forward to British 50k Championships Boddington
Over 40 British Record Holder for 50k, and the World's 9th seed for 100k Heather Foundling Hawker travelled to Edinburgh to represent England at the British 100 k Championships on the 20th May 2007.
| |Heather wins gold at Boddington 2005, and Euro Champion at 50k/photo Credit Terry Ife
She started the race well but was soon in agony as her new England Kit which included cotton twill shorts chaffed her legs with every stride, Heather bravely kept running but had to retire at 80k and promptly taken to Edinburgh hospital to be bandaged up and taken home.
Quote from the UK Athletics Doctor, Dr Noel Pollock, Written 10 days after the event
" On examination today she has an ulcerated erythematous weeping wound on her upper left thigh". The skin on both inner thighs was ulcerated and required several repeat dressings. The left thigh was worse than the right and is still ulcerated today. She has difficulty with sitting and walking".
Quote Heather Foundling Hawker
" I felt obligated to wear the shorts as a result of a letter sent to me stating that you must wear the kit issued by England Athletics and was told that no further kit was available"
Heather is still awaiting refund of prescriptions to the value of 60 pounds sustained from her injuries incured at this event.
| |Heather finishing 9th at The World Championships in Korea 2006
Visit Heather at www.hands-on.me.uk
To her relief Heather has fully recovered from the injuries and looks forward to racing at Boddington on the 19th August 2007.
Heather has already qualified for the 100k World Championships in ( Holland), later this year on the 8th September.
Heather was 9th in the 2006 World Championships in Korea, in only her second race at this distance and completed in 7h 50mins. WELL DONE HEATHER!!!!!
From all at WSR we wish Heather the best of luck and we look forward to hearing of her success. Stay tuned ........................
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photos by Tim Mavers-Chance