A WOMAN from Harnham who says her previous sporting highlight was taking part in the Salisbury schools’ mini-marathon when she was nine is tackling a full distance marathon at the weekend.

Emma Cole, 23, is running in the Brighton Marathon on Sunday to raise money for Marie Curie in memory of her grandfather.

It will be the first marathon for the Bristol University student and she said: “Just to finish will be great but I am hoping to complete it in 4.5 hours.”

To sponsor her go to justgiving.com/Emma-Cole6.