Wellington boots are being switched for running shoes as a team from Balfours prepare for a half marathon charity run.
The team of six have entered the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon on Sunday, September 17. Balfours partner Frances Steer explains: “We want to raise money in memory of our dear colleague Charlie Fitzherbert-Brockholes, who was taken far too young. We aim to raise a significant four figure sum which will go to the charity CRY – Cardiac Risk in the Young.”
With less than four weeks to go the six are all training regularly with team runs once a week. Frances adds: “Fortunately we have Matthew Doyle in our team who is exceptionally fast, being from an ultra-sporty family. He is setting the pace for the rest of us, who are of varying abilities and fitness, but all of us have one goal – to cross the finishing line of the 13.1 miles.”
The team chose the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon for three reasons they all agree on: “It’s flat, it’s beautiful and it’s local. Even when we are dragging our heals and bodies begin to ache, you couldn’t wish to be in a more beautiful setting,” says Frances. To donate head to the Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/page/balfourshalfmarathon2023
READY FOR THE RUN, FROM LEFT: MATTHEW DOYLE, SARAH WILLIAMS, CHLOE EVANS, FRANCES STEER, LAMARA HOYLE-ROGERS, JOE POWELL