Sarah Thomson Cornwall
Sarah Thomson is a Newquay endurance athlete who has gone missing just days after completing a marathon running challenge for a mental health charity. She has not been seen since 2 pm on Saturday. According to various reports, Sarah ran seven marathons in seven days for mental health charity Mind. She took on the challenge to raise awareness of those struggling with their mental health during the lockdown.
She ran a marathon a day for a week for the charity Mind, completing her final run last Tuesday in three hours and 40 minutes. She is a former RAF fitness instructor and was undertaking a healthcare course with the ambition of becoming a paramedic.
She is also a member of The SF Experience run by ex-SAS officers which posted:
“Sarah Thomson, who is one of our group members, has been reported missing since yesterday and it’s now raising concerns.
“Sarah has just completed 7 marathons in 7 days and raised a lot of funds for a charity. “More than likely Sarah is probably just having some downtime with all her tech switched off however the police are involved and have raised concerns over her welfare.
“Sarah is such an inspiration to all women wishing to get involved with our events, smashing record times on most of our Aptitude events and even coming first on our Loadstone Aptitude series showing the men how it is done.
Sarah Thomson Age
According to her date of birth, Sarah Thomson is 29 years old.
Sarah Thomson Newquay
During her career, Sarah Thomson won gold at the 2013 European Martial Arts Championships and she finished third in her first ultra-marathon the following year. She then finished 9th in the Women’s UK Pro Surfing Tour in 2014-15.
At the age of 23, she set the fastest known time for the 870-smile Wales Coast Path, with 55lbs of kit on her back, completing it in just 23.5 days.
He holds numerous records for endurance events and has been a professional surfer and dancer. Sarah has also worked with Bear Grylls as one of his outdoor survival experts and has appeared on ITV’s ‘Bear Grylls Survival School’.
After completing the challenge she posted an emotional message on Facebook, describing her mental health issues and the pride she felt in completing the challenge. ‘When I first planned to do these 7 in 7, the primary motivation was to put something in place to save my own head,’ she said.
‘Over 16 months I had tried a lot of things, desperately searching for something to remind myself I had some kind of mental strength to kick through something hard.
‘I looked back over my life and identified what I was doing when I was really happy and comparatively what was missing from that right now.’
She continued: ‘I have now realized that sporting competition is definitely a big factor in happiness for me.
‘But the biggest thing I’ve discovered is that more than that, it’s people and it’s love.
‘So many people have reached out with their own stories of similar situations, offering inspiration and advice and of hundreds of comments there have only been kind and supportive ones.’
During the challenge, she nicknamed her legs Gary and Barry so she could ‘give them a good talking to’ when they got tired.
Sarah Thomson Missing
Sarah Thomson has not been seen since 2 pm on Saturday and police are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare. There was a large police presence in her home town of Newquay, Cornwall, yesterday as the search widened.
“If you’re in or around the Cornwall area can you please keep a lookout? Sarah seen below is around 5’5ft, blond shoulder-length hair and usually dressed in sportswear.”
Coastguards, police, and helicopters were involved in the search, which appeared to focus on the Gannel Estuary to the south of the town. She left home as early as 2 am on some days so she could get home in time to attend classes for her healthcare course.
She left at 5.30 am on the remaining days so she would not encounter too many other people on her runs.
#Newquay police & emergency responders are extremely concerned for Sarah’s welfare, she is currently #missing and our priority today, to find her, please spread the word to assist. You will see search teams and helicopters searching today, if Sarah seen call #999 log 749 30/01/21 https://t.co/lSrpWYzhk0
— Newquay Police Response (@NewquayResponse) January 31, 2021
Sarah Thomson Facebook
As of lunchtime on Sunday, her JustGiving page had raised £6,830 for Mind.
Earlier in the week messages of support and congratulations flooded onto her Facebook page.