After months of training and hundreds of miles pounding the pavements around Lancaster, seven women will take part in the Chester Marathon on Sunday to raise money for CancerCare.
The team – all members of Lancaster Women’s Running Group – will join around 5,000 runners on the 26.2 mile course, which begins at the famous racecourse and ventures into Wales.
The marathon will be the first that five of the team have taken part in – some of the group only took up running earlier in the year – and so far the group has rallied more than £2,000 for the Lancaster-based charity.
“Training for such a long distance is a huge commitment and the girls have worked very hard to get where they are. There have been injuries and a few tears along the way but luckily the latter have been down to laughter,” said Sadie Mckeand, who runs with LWRG and has seven marathons already under her belt.
“We’ve formed great friendships while raising a lot of money for a cause that offers support to so many local families during what can be heartbreaking times.”
Sadie will be joined by Ellie Hargreaves, Louise Stevens from Caton, Lancaster’s Nicola Clark, Bec Heron and Kate Bowskill and Liz Edmondson, from Pilling.
To support the women in their fundraising efforts, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/LWRG.