Norfolk nurse wins chance to take part in The National Lottery Olympic Park Run

A Norfolk nurse is set to be one of the first runners to cross the finish line at the new Olympic Stadium.

The Eastern Daily Press gave one of our readers the unique opportunity to take part in the National Lottery Olympic Park Run.

Scores of entries flooded in as people across East Anglia bid for their chance to take part in the landmark event. The winner selected at random was Karen Carpenter from Carleton Rode, near Attleborough.

The occupational health nurse will now join 5,000 others to take part in the five-mile run on March 31.

Mrs Carpenter, 46, said it will be the 'proudest five miles ever'.

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The married mother-of-two said: 'I'm so excited. It's such a one-off opportunity.

'In my job, we promote physical fitness as it's good for you physically and mentally so it's good that one of us staff members has got this.'

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Mrs Carpenter joined the running club at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital last September. She has since run the Norwich Half Marathon and is currently training for the Bungay Half Marathon in April.

Don't miss the latest edition of our Olympics pull-out London Calling on Tuesday.

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