Running enthusiast Margaret Williams of Old Colwyn, will be lacing up her trainers once again and taking to the streets of London in April for the popular 26.5miles running challenge.
Having run for other charities previously (Leukaemia Research, Barnardo’s, MS Research and the Stroke Unit, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd) this time she will be running in support of St David’s Hospice.
Margaret has a strong understanding of the services provided by St David’s. She has seen first-hand the impact of its care on local patients and their family particulary when her husband Norman received care at the Hospice Day Therapy Centre in 2010.
Margaret, 80, a retired administration worker said:
“When my husband was there, the staff were friendly and I want to help maintain that fantastic standard of care.
“This is my 15th London Marathon, despite that I still absolutely love it. There’s so much to see and hear.
“I didn’t start running until I was 47 because I felt unfit. I just turn up, do the best I can and enjoy it.”
Margaret personal best for the London Marathon is a very respectable 4hours 7minutes, one year she even beat her daughter when running the race.
James Wilde, St David’s Hospice Conwy Community Fundraiser, said:
“Margaret’s story shows that age or fitness aren’t barriers to doing something great if you’re determined enough to take on the challenge.
“I know Margaret has been training hard, by taking on events such as the Conwy Half Marathon and I look forward to seeing how she gets on this April.”