Barbara’s National Win

What do the names Sigrunn Ekkje, Anna-Maria Seper-Krenn, Kerry Gruson and Marie Edstrom have in common?

The answer is that they were the only runners in the world to beat Yaxley Runners Barbara Johnson in her age category at last weekend’s global Wings for Life race. The race was held at twenty-five venues across the world with the U.K race in the beautiful city of Cambridge.

Barbara was competing alongside other Yaxley ladies Emily Hawke and Kate Johnstone and she was able to run 19.33km before the chasing car driven by ex-F1 driver David Coulthard caught her.

Not only was she 5th in the world she won the UK race by some distance, around 9km in front of her nearest challenger.

Barbara is used to success in local races, but now she is a national champion and the club couldn’t be more proud.