‘Carrot’ Amy tops the record book

MOSSLEY mother-of-three Amy Shadford has won a place in the Guinness Book of Records.


Amy with her Guiness Book of Records Certificate

The 41-year-old has become the fastest person dressed as a vegetable to complete the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Amy, who lives in Bottom Mossley, completed the 26.2miles in 3hrs 32min which was 15 minutes quicker than the previous runner dressed as a vegetable.

And it was all done for a good cause as Amy raised £1,000 for the Epilepsy Society while Mossley AFC Running Club’s cream tea and prosecco event on the same day collected £230 for Global Grooves in the aftermath of the blaze that destroyed their stock that was stored at Ray Mill, Stalybridge.

Amy, whose costume had to be authorised by the Guinness Book of Records beforehand, described it as a memorable experience, if not hot as it was the warmest-ever marathon day.


The fastest carrot in the land!

She said: “On the front of my costume was a sign saying it was a Guinness Book of Records attempt so when spectators saw this they cheered me of which was uplifting.

“The support was fantastic, especially going over Tower Bridge, and it carried me on because it was very hot and I was melting in the costume.

“I was sweating after only one mile, but the crowd carried me.

“I didn’t push myself too hard around the 22 mile mark so I had something left and I was able to speed up for the last couple of miles.

“It was a really fun day and I met some lovely people and received a lot of messages on Facebook from the public who had seen me running and googled me.

“And to get a place in the Guinness Book of Records rounded off what was a great day.”


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