Sidford teacher’s bid to be fastest fruit at London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 19:30 29 March 2017

Naomi Garrick in her strawberry costume with her Guinness World Record certificates for the fastest marathon in a wedding dress from 2012 and the fastest female dressed as a doctor from 2014. Both have since been broken

Naomi Garrick in her strawberry costume with her Guinness World Record certificates for the fastest marathon in a wedding dress from 2012 and the fastest female dressed as a doctor from 2014. Both have since been broken

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A marathon-running teacher has set her sights on breaking yet another record – by becoming the world’s fastest piece of fruit.

Teacher Naomi Garrick with pupils from Tipton St John Primary SchoolTeacher Naomi Garrick with pupils from Tipton St John Primary School

Naomi Garrick, 48, is helping to boost Tipton St John Primary School PTFA’s £1,000 appeal to pay for educational trips, additional resources and to improve the grounds.

The Sidmouth Running Club member will be dressed as a strawberry when she takes on the London Marathon on April 23, when the time to beat will be 4hrs and 13mins. Her fastest time was 3hrs and 41mins back in 2012.

Naomi, of Frys Lane, Sidford, who hopes to promote healthy eating with her costume, said: “This will be my sixth London Marathon – I did five in a row and got two Guinness World Records, but both have been broken so I would like to have a go at another one before I get any older.

“Being a busy teacher of three- to five-year-olds at Tipton primary, I find that running is a great way to clear my head and makes me appreciate our beautiful surroundings.”

Naomi raced into the record books in 2012 after running the fastest marathon in a wedding dress. She became the fastest woman dressed as a doctor to run 26.2 miles in 2014.

She organised a sponsored fun run at the school earlier this month and pupils made a healthy start towards the £1,000 fundraising total.

Support the fundraiser at mydonate.bt.com/events/fastestfemalefruitmarathon
attempt/411853.


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