Hertbeat's Dawn tackles Berlin Marathon

IF you fancy visiting a new European city, most people would book a weekend break, wander around and maybe take in a sightseeing tour. But not Hertbeat FM DJ Dawn Easby. For she decided there was only one way to get around Berlin – by taking part in the

IF you fancy visiting a new European city, most people would book a weekend break, wander around and maybe take in a sightseeing tour.

But not Hertbeat FM DJ Dawn Easby. For she decided there was only one way to get around Berlin - by taking part in the city's marathon.

The 31-year-old tackled the streets of the German capital with her younger sister, Ruth - finishing side-by-side in four hours, 23 minutes and 58 seconds.

She told the WHT: "I've never been to Berlin, so thought it was quite an interesting way to see the city.


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"Although halfway round I did stop looking as it was hurting so much - I wanted to cry from about 16 miles!"

Dawn, who hosts the Midday Caf� and afternoon slot at the Old Knebworth-based station, said: "I can't quite believe I did it.

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"We said if we did it in five hours we'd be chuffed, and four-and-a-half hours we'd be made up - but we did it quicker than that!"

Despite her impressive time, Dawn revealed she has not been bitten by the marathon bug.

"I don't want to do another marathon in a very long time," she said. "But I am going to keep running though."

Their efforts raised �1,000 for the British Red Cross.

You can still sponsor them by visiting www.justgiving.com/rutheasby

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