Falkirk woman walks 100km in a day to support Strathcarron Hospice

A woman who walked an incredible 100 kilometres in one day has coined in more than £3000 for a palliative care charity.

By Jonathon Reilly
Tuesday, 2nd June 2020, 4:46 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd June 2020, 4:45 pm

Sarah Nisbet (20) pounded the paths of Falkirk district all day and night last Thursday to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice where three of her grandparents were cared for before dying of cancer.

The Falkirk resident was supported along every step of the way by family and friends, including dad Bill who completed the march by his daughter’s side and mum Clare who remained on red alert with a car full of supplies throughout.

Following 20 hours of walking, and a few testing moments, Sarah and Bill reached their 100km target.

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Sarah Nisbet walked all over Falkirk district in order to hit the 100km mark in aid of Strathcarron Hospice. Picture: Michael Gillen.

The charity mission began in Sarah’s hometown and saw the father and daughter duo head along the canal path to Linlithgow and back twice, followed by a hike to Bonnybridge and then Larbert, Camelon, Falkirk, Grangemouth and finally home.

Although she takes regular walks with her family, Sarah conceded none have come anywhere close to comparing with last week’s 100km in a day feat.

Sarah, who works at Tesco in Redding, said: “The first 85 kilometres were obviously tough but it was quite good seeing all my family and friends supporting me.

“My boyfriend Adam stayed up all night to wave from the window.

Sarah Nisbet was joined on her route by dad Bill as she fundraised for Strathcarron. Picture: Michael Gillen.

“At 85km I hit a wall and from then on it was a long struggle but I got my dad to shove me over the line!

“We were in Grangemouth and I phoned my mum and said to her to work out how many kilometres it was until we got home. She worked that out and we kept walking round until we hit 93km and from that point we walked home.

“I burst into tears when we hit the 100km mark because I’m such an emotional person and it was such an unbelievable feeling!

“I was doing it for Strathcarron because three of my grandparents all sadly passed to cancer. The days of their passing all fell in the same week as each other and I wanted to do something for it.

“Thank you to my mum and dad because I physically couldn’t have done it without them. A massive thanks to everyone who came and supported me, it really meant a lot.”