Charlotte’s challenge

Charlotte Black.

A SHETLAND long distance runner is going to attempt running the whole length of the islands at the end of this month.

Charlotte Black has already completed and won two ultra marathons this year but said that covering the whole 80 miles in just one day makes her feel “a little bit nervous”.


The 37 year old mother is raising funds for two local charities, CLAN Cancer Support and the Shetland Schools Music Festival.

She plans to set off from Norwick, in Unst, possibly on Friday 30 November, and to finish at the Sumburgh Lighthouse, later the same day, only stopping on the ferry crossings.

She said: “I am a bit nervous about doing this because it is much further than I have ever run before.

“My previous longest races were about 40 miles and this is twice that distance so I hope my legs hold together to allow me to finish.

“I know it will be hard but the thought of raising much needed funds for CLAN and the school music festival will drive me on.”

Sponsor forms can be found at Mainland’s shop, in Dunrossness, or in Lerwick at the reception of Market House, and at the CLAN shop and drop in centre, in Commercial Road.

She can also be supported by donating online at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CharlotteBlack