A London Marathon runner from Wisbech has raised more than £3,000 for the Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB).

Sarah-Jane Macdonald, who turned 50 this year, completed the 26.2 mile run for the first time in 2024 having lost out on the ballot 19 times before.

Sarah-Jane works at Meadowgate Academy, in Wisbech, and was inspired by some of the children there when she decided which charity to run for.

Wisbech Standard: Saah-Jane found her husband 13 miles in her race.Saah-Jane found her husband 13 miles in her race. (Image: Sarah-Jane Macdonald)

She selected the RNIB, as she works with "extremely wonderful children who have visual impairments or are completely blind."

She said: "It has really opened up my heart to what these children go through on a daily basis, but they never complain.

"We moan and groan about the silliest little things in comparison, and they just get on with life and live it to the fullest."

Sarah-Jane is also a qualified guide runner for the blind and visually impaired.

She began her marathon training in February, but faced some hurdles in her running journey.

She suffered a meniscus tear in her right knee and also needed a steroid injection.

Wisbech Standard: Sarah-Jane with her family 22 miles into the race.Sarah-Jane with her family 22 miles into the race. (Image: Sarah-Jane Macdonald)

However, she battled through the pain and finished the London Marathon in 5 hours and 19 minutes. 

She also managed to raise £3,300 for the RNIB. 

Sarah-Jane said that she was "really pleased" with her marathon time, especially with her injury.

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