Michelle Brett, from Warboys, finished first in a time of three hours 26 minutes and was the fastest British female in the Walt Disney World Marathon.
The 35-year-old made the brave decision to jet off to Orlando by herself to take on the challenge.
It comes as Michelle, who is a runner in the March Park Run, has taken part in the London Marathon eight times and has run around 15 marathons around the world.
While taking part in the marathon, Michelle had the chance to take in the awe-inspiring sights of the Magic Kingdom.
As February approaches, let’s ask ourselves this question: Have we made it out of January with our New Year’s resolution to get in shape still intact?
Whether the answer is yes or no, there’s no better time than now to get going.
February may be the calendar’s shortest month, but it’s one of the busiest for the running community in Brevard County.
The month features everything from a one-mile run to a marathon (26.2 miles).
Below is a list of races that could benefit from your participation.
Super Hero 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
When: Feb. 2, 7:30 a.m.
Where: The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue; Viera
Description: The seventh annual Super Hero Run is a family friendly running and walking event to benefit abused and neglected children in Brevard. The event is hosted by the Friends of Children of Brevard, a non-profit 501©(3) registered in Florida. All proceeds benefit the abused, abandoned and neglected children of Brevard County and support the Guardian ad Litem Program.
Gateway to Space 5K and 10K
When: Feb. 3, 8 a.m., Kennedy Space Center shuttle runway.
Where: Shuttle Landing Facility Runway • Kennedy Space Center SR 405 Titusville, FL 32899
The early season Marathon mandarin is also easy-to-peel and tastes good, Fred Gmitter, a breeding and genetics professor at the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), said in a news release.
“It’s unique in that it can hold on the tree for a long time and still maintain its fruit quality and post-harvest shelf life,” Gmitter, a faculty member at the IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, Fla., said in the release.
The ability to leave fruit on the tree benefits growers if they have limited labor or want to sell the fruit when they’ll get their best prices, Gmitter said.
While the new variety is not available in nurseries yet, Gmitter predicts growers at licensed Florida citrus nurseries can place orders for certified Marathon trees in late 2019.
Researchers created the Marathon during a series of cross-breeding for maturity in different seasons, according to the university’s news release. The Marathon is somewhat tolerant to greening, or Huanglongbing.
Description: This will be the 3rd Annual 5K/10K event that takes place entirely on the Space Shuttle Landing Facility Runway. The run is in partnership with Space Florida and the American Cancer Society.
Brevard Zoo’s Terrapin Trot 3K
When: Feb. 9, 7 a.m.
Where: Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32935
Description: Check out Brevard Zoo’s animals while getting a behind-the-scenes tour. Proceeds benefit the Brevard Zoo. This also is a race in the Running Zone Race Series.