Surgery no barrier as Richmond fitness fanatic gears up for another challenge - the Kingston Breakfast Run

Going for it: Lindi Mitchell

Going for it: Lindi Mitchell

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

A fitness fanatic is adding another challenge to her long list of, feats by taking part in a 26km run next month.

Lindi Mitchell’s list of fitness challenges include Ball Buster duathlon, prudential ride 100, half iron and a Swedish swimming and running challenge.

She will run 16.2miles, more than half a marathon, in Human Race’s Kingston Breakfast Run on Sunday, March 23.

The 26-year-old has had seven knee surgeries, a wrist operation and ankle reconstruction.

She said: “It is just proof that a lot of people stop running and say that you shouldn’t because you will hurt your knees, but it is all about getting strong again.

“Don’t let an old injury hold you back – if I had done that I would have stopped when I was 16.”

The breakfast run starts in Kingston before passing Hampton Court Palace and the bridge when it goes back to Kingston.

Miss Mitchell, who trains with the Richmond Outdoor Fitness Collective, said: “It is a beautiful course.

“It is really flat so I am pretty much trying to get a PB.”

Race director Adam Marcinowicz, 32, said: “It is a very scenic route going past Hampton Court Palace and we think our runners really appreciate that.

“It is a very flat course and gives people running the marathon a real boost.”

Entries for the run, which includes an 8.2mile route, close on March 17.

To sign up, visit humanrace.co.uk/events/running/breakfast-run.

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