Frances completed her first challenge in 4hrs 28mins (after talking a slight detour!) but managed to redeem herself the next war by finishing in 3hrs 38mins!
The Spires and Steeples Arts & Heritage trail is well known for being an off road trail which follows the Spires from village to village through North Kesteven which was one of the main reasons Frances was first attracted to the challenge. It is also a great opportunity to see the many beautiful artworks that are scattered along the route created by the communities that live there.
After asking what her favourite aspect of the challenge was she said it was the 'informality and friendliness of all the marshals' and has always recommended the challenge to her running colleagues.
“My most memorable moments must be on the first year when at about 19 miles I couldn't find that sculpture in the tree! I wandered around for half an hour looking! Lost a lot of time but made up for it the following year!”
Frances is determined complete the 10th year despite being in her seventh round of chemotherapy for secondary breast cancer!
“As my prognosis was not good, I gave up my job of 25 yrs as a Prison Officer as “life is short” mine will be unfortunately, but I am determined to keep enjoying my running for as long as possible”.
Frances is a true inspiration to us all and we hope she has inspired you to join us and take part in what is wonderful event welcoming individuals from all walks of life! To share your story contact us by emailing email@example.com or call 01522 694353.
See their development over time, including the types of balloons and airships which operated from Cranwell; learn about the working life of an airship’s crew; find out about Zeppelin raids on Lincolnshire as well as the career of Barnes Wallis, a designer of airships.
This exhibition is open to the public from Saturday 30 September 2017 to Sunday 25 March 2018. Admission is free.
For more information about this exhibition please contact Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum on 01529 488490 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst you’re there you can learn about the history of the mill and its millers, try your hand at grinding grain and explore the mill. Why not take home a reminder of your day with a bag of Cogglesford Watermill’s very own flour, on sale in the shop. The milling will take place between 11am and 4pm.
For more information about the Milling Day or for other events taking place at Cogglesford Watermill please visit www.cogglesfordwatermill.co.uk or contact the North Kesteven District Council tourism team on 01529 308102.
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