Just eight months after her SCAD in March, aged 47, Jill Scaife ran her first ever 10K on 7 November!
Jill wasn’t on her own when she completed the Middlesbrough 10K, though. Her two sisters, Debs and Kay, ran alongside her and they all crossed the finish line together, holding hands.
Jill (pictured centre) told us she’d never run more than 5K before her SCAD. Debs entered all three sisters to the race at the beginning of the year and, after Jill had her SCAD, joked that she’d taken trying to get out of the race a bit too far!
She started training just eight weeks before the race and the longest distance she’d run was 8.5K, so achieving 10K is a major milestone for her.
Well done, Jill, on this fantastic achievement and thanks to everyone who supported her and donated money to raise more than £1,600 for Beat SCAD, smashing Jill’s original target of £100.
Jill, who also raised more than £4,800 in the summer at a garden party, told us “I am determined to raise awareness of SCAD and hopefully help find some answers. The not knowing why it happens is one of the things I have really struggled with.”