Mum’s marathon mission for poorly pets is fairy good!

Sidmouth runner Naomi Garrick has been training hard for this year's London Marathon and hopes to br

Sidmouth runner Naomi Garrick has been training hard for this year's London Marathon and hopes to break the record dressed as a fairy. Naomi's puppy Sidney has been helping her train. Picture by Alex Walton. Ref shs 9420-16-13AW. To order your copy of this photograph, go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24 - Credit: Archant

A MARATHON-running mum embarked on a mission to help poorly pets by dressing as a fairy and taking on Britain’s biggest race.

Teacher Naomi Garrick, complete with wings and a wand, finished the London Marathon in an impressive 3 hours 54 minutes on Sunday to raise cash for veterinary charity PDSA.

It was the fourth time Naomi, 44, had tackled the famous 26.2-mile course. She trained for the challenge with her nine-month-old sprocker spaniel puppy Sydney.

Naomi, of Frys Lane in Sidford, said aiding such a vital cause helped her keep going through the pain barrier.

“Knowing that I was helping a charity really spurred me on round the course,” said Naomi. “The support from the crowd and those who’ve sponsored me has been fantastic – a big thank you to everyone for keeping me motivated!”


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Anyone wanting to donate to Naomi’s marathon mission can still do so at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/NaomiGarrick.

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