The RunLiverpool marathon on October 9 now has 'added glamour' with the entry to the field of the newly-crowned Miss Liverpool, Sarah Fairley from Maghull. The 21 year old will be taking part in the Miss England competition later this month and will be using her marathon training to get into shape for that event.
Sarah is getting right into the marathon spirit as she will be running for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, one of the four official charities of the RunLiverpool marathon. Sarah will be joining the 8,000 other runners who have already signed up to the first marathon in the city since 1993.
On entering the marathon Sarah Fairley said: "Since being crowed Miss Liverpool in May, I have been given some amazing opportunities but running the RunLiverpool marathon is definitely going to be a challenge.
"I will be running for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation as it is a charity close to my heart. My family has been personally affected by lung cancer which is why I am running for such a worthy cause, I want to take on this challenge to raise awareness and vital funds for the charity.
"I think it's great for the city to have the marathon back and I'm hoping everyone is going to come out on the day to support everyone taking part. I'll certainly appreciate all the encouragement along the way."
RunLiverpool marathon race director Alan Rothwell commented: "The RunLiverpool marathon is the perfect vehicle for charities to spread the word about the good work that they do. We hope that by them having an involvement with the event it will encourage more runners to take part - providing support, and of course to raise as much money as possible."
If you fancy joining Sarah and running the marathon for The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation then please contact Becs on 0151 254 7267 or firstname.lastname@example.org