SHE’S already worn out two pairs of running shoes in training.
But mum-of-one Diane Kolat is hoping she will last the distance in the London Marathon next month.
The 44-year-old from Almondbury has been training hard over the tough terrain of Castle Hill.
It’ll be the receptionist’s first ever marathon and she told the Examiner she just wants to make the finishing line.
Diane said: “I’m excited, but I’m quite anxious as well because I’ve raised all this money and I don’t want to let anyone down.
“Everyone has been so supportive. One of my colleagues, Judith Uttley, put on a coffee morning for me to raise some money.
“And Artistic Upholstery Ltd in Mirfield have sponsored all my kit.”
The whole family, including husband Barry, 12-year-old son Luke and mum and dad Mary and Claude Haigh will be cheering Diane on as she pounds the streets of the capital.
Diane is raising money for The National Blind Children’s Society.
To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/diane-kolat