Vicki’s marathon effort pays off for heart charity

Vicki McFarlane after completing the Edinburgh Marathon.
Vicki McFarlane after completing the Edinburgh Marathon.
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Ellon mother-of-two Vicki McFarlane has completed the latest stage of her fundraising campaign for the British Heart Foundation.

Vicki took part in the Edinburgh Marathon on Sunday in support of the charity.

I was ecstatic to reach the finish line and had a huge grin through the tears...it was all so worth it

Vicki McFarlane Fundraiser

She finished the event in 3hrs 56mins and was delighted with her time.

Vicki, 31, began her fund-raising activities earlier this year, raising money through a coffee morning and raffle, fitness event, online raffles and selling fudge.

Following Sunday’s marathon in the capital, her total stands at £4739.

She has been inspired by her late grandmother to the support the BHF.

Evelyn Tewnion died suddenly of a heart attack 18 years ago and Vicki decided she wanted to do her bit to help the organisation.

Vicki told the Times; “The marathon was so good, so hard but an amazing experience.

“It was super tough from around 19 miles when the wind got up and it felt like you were running but not actually moving anywhere.

“it was at that point I had to find the strength from my granny and everyone who had helped me along the way.

“I was ecstatic to reach the finish line and had a huge grin through the tears. It was all so worth it.”

Vicki, who has a daughter Kacey-Jai, aged eight, and son Kodi, who is three, will now take a well-earned break before deciding on her next fundraising venture.