25 Jan

Gilly Takes Long Road To Cambridge Half Start Line

Gilly in training with buddy Maximus

Gilly Wight, manager at Up & Running's Leeds Central store, is planning a 200 mile run from Otley in West Yorkshire to Cambridge. Gilly will be fundraising for children's cancer support charity Candlelighters, a cause she has been involved with since she was 8-years-old.

Gilly will be running for 26-30 miles per day for seven days and will be accompanied my her dog Maximus on sections of the run. Gilly plans to reach the Up & Running store in Cambridge on Saturday 27 March and to take part in Cambridge Half Marathon the following day.

Gilly told runABC: "I've wanted to do something significant for Candlelighters for some time. I hit on the idea of the Otley-Cambridge challenge because I usually run in the Cambridge Half each year and decided that I'd alter my method of travelling south this year!"

You can follow Gilly's progress via her Facebook page or support her fundraising effort via Just Giving. Find out more about Candlelighters via the charity's website.