Despite her uncertainties, Sharon’s determination to honour her family outweighed her excuses and with the support of her husband and children, she has been pushing herself through training since.
“It’s been months of training at crazy hours, sacrificing time with my family and friends, and pushing myself mentally and physically.
“I started my training using the ASICS Run app which has been awesome.”
Yet, running down the finish chute, hearing the crowd cheering, knowing she has reached her goal of finishing the half marathon with Team Cancer Council Queensland, may be the hardest part of the race for Sharon.
“I think this will be quite an emotional time for me,” Sharon said.
“I’ve thought about it a lot whilst out on my training runs.”
The community support and donations are Sharon’s motivations and believes that any publicity into cancer research can only be a good thing.
To support Sharon’s quest and Team Cancer Council Queensland, please visit Sharon’s fundraising page at:
27,000 runners will take part in the 2017 Gold Coast Airport Marathon.
The 39th annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon will be held on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July.
Set to attract more than 27,000 participants of all ages and abilities, this year’s race program will feature the Gold Coast Airport Marathon over 42.2km, Wheelchair Marathon, ASICS Half Marathon, Wheelchair 15km, Southern Cross University 10km Run, The Star Gold Coast 5.7km Challenge, Zespri 4km Junior Dash and Zespri 2km Junior Dash.
For the fourth year, the Gold Coast Airport Marathon has been awarded an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Road Race Gold Label.
RUN #GCAM17 WITH SHARON