SIAN Williams is setting off for the beautiful Lake District this weekend – but this will be no relaxing weekend for her.
The 29-year-old recruitment ace is running in the Brathay Windermere Marathon on Sunday, which follows a complete circuit of England’s largest lake.
Sian, who lives near Bangor, is raising money for Cancer Research UK and will be among 1,300 runners taking part in the challenging 26.2-mile course.
Since the start of the year Sian has been juggling her time between marathon training and managing the Bangor branch of North Wales recruitment agency Supertemps. She said: “I've been clocking up the miles, enduring runs in the wind, rain and the odd spot of sunshine.” “I've had injuries, doubts and had to drag myself out of the house on wet cold evenings - it has been a long 16 weeks.”
Sian only took up running two years ago, starting with the Race for Life event and then competing in a 10km run on Anglesey.
“Last year my Supertemps colleague Steve Griffiths did the Conwy Half Marathon for Ty Gobaith with me. We joked that we would do the Snowdonia marathon this year, but I’ve decided I’m not brave enough for that! “Even so, I turn 30 this year and running a marathon has been on my bucket list before I’m 30!”
The Brathay Windermere Marathon is in its sixth year and helps to raise thousands of pounds for vulnerable and isolated children and young people, in addition to runners’ individual appeals.
Sian added: “Cancer is a terrible disease that has affected a lot of people close to me, including colleagues, family and friends. I’m sure I’m not alone in North Wales in believing Cancer Research UK is a very worthy cause.”
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