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Woman aims to finish last leg of 'Great British Run' in Jersey

Faith takes on the Devil's Staircase on the West Highland Way Credit: Faith Addison

A woman is aiming to run 48 miles around Jersey today to complete her "Great British Run" challenge.

Faith Addison, who locums as a pharmacist in the island, has already clocked up 1,650 miles since setting herself the extreme sporting goal in September.

Faith has been running solo and unsupported from the northernmost to the southernmost settlements in the British Isles and believes this is a world first.

The aim of the challenge is to give back something to the charities that have supported her godfather since he was diagnosed with a rapidly progressing form of Parkinson’s disease. Faith wants to raise £5,000 for the Longfield Hospice in Gloucestershire and Parkinson’s UK. Currently £4,000 of this target has been reached.

The course so far has taken her off-road and produced some extreme weather conditions, including storms, constant heavy rain and flooded trails.

Finding water along the West Highland Way Credit: Faith Addison

The aim at the start was to complete an ultra run a day, but after 260 miles Faith suffered a stress fracture and had to halt the challenge for 10 days to recover. After this she reduced her daily mileage to a more achievable distance and is now almost there with "just a race around the rock" left to go.

Faith will set off from the Grand Hotel at 7am and says anyone is welcome to join her along the way.