As if running a marathon wasn't enough Sara and April jumped from a plane!

As if running a marathon wasn't enough Sara and April jumped from a plane! 

1. Why did you choose this challenge?

We chose to skydive at 18,000 feet because we were running the Disney World marathon and had turned down the Dopey challenge (5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon over 4 days) so thought throwing ourselves out of a plane would make up for it.

We also wanted to celebrate our partnership with Dreams Come True and raise a load of money for them, as they are such an amazing charity.

2. Did you have to do any special preparation?

Well we ran a marathon the day before just to make sure our legs were so sore and tired that we could barely lift them and the whole experience became more thrilling as we negotiated how on earth we were going to land standing up.

3. Describe how you felt in three words

Nervous, exhilarated, invincible!!

4. How did you feel on the day and once it was completed?

Abnormally calm as nothing could be as hard as the marathon, that said we got very giggly as the plane took off and the excitement built!

5. Most memorable moment?

Free-falling for 1 minute 38 seconds and experiencing what it’s like to be a bird.

Sara – We were about to jump out of the plane and my instructor told me to crunch my legs up and curl up in a ball because we were going to ‘cannon ball’ out of the plane…. Well I could barely lift my legs but out we jumped and flipped for about 20 seconds!!

April – How my face was reacting to the shear force of the wind… Picture evidence included. Never have I felt so vulnerable and invincible in one prolonged moment - it was incredible.

6. Any tips for others doing the same thing?

Don’t tell your mother you’re going to do it, tell her afterwards, it’s better for her heart.

7. Anything else you would like to share?

We hit our target of £5,000! We’re so happy to have raised this much for Dreams Come True charity and want to say a huge thank you to all our donators – you guys rock.

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Author: Hannah Attenburrow

Date: 05/02/2016

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