Torrential rain didn’t dampen Rustington woman’s spirit

Caroline Toms completed her 100 kilometre run
Caroline Toms completed her 100 kilometre run

TORRENTIAL rain, thunder and lightning storms and energy-sapping mud were just some of the hurdles one Rustington woman tackled during her epic 100 kilometre run.

Caroline Toms, of Kirdford Close, managed to complete the gruelling cross-county London to Brighton race for the second time, raising almost £600 for a charity close to her heart.

The mum-of-two was being sponsored for Tourette’s Action – a cause which has proved a vital lifeline for her nine-year-old nephew, Cameron, who has Tourette’s Syndrome.

Speaking of her race, she said: “The weather was really, really bad.

“The rain was just constant and it got worse during the day. There were some torrential downpours, which were horrible.

“I got to the halfway point and there was just thunder and lightning. It was pretty intense.”

Those wishing to donate to Caroline should visit

For the full story, see today’s Gazette (Thursday, June 5).