Running couple's kick against cancer
9:02am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
A BARRY couple with eight children between them have taken juggling training in their stride in advance of their Half Marathon charity run.
Cardiff & Vale College social welfare student Gemma Uphill and partner Simon Wareham, a British Gas customer services employee, will take on the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday, October 6 to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre in the city.
The pair will take on the 13.1 mile challenge after Simon suggested, earlier in the year, they get fit.
Gemma, 30, of Bendrick Road, said: “My 34-year-old friend Elena has Cancer for the second time and she says Velindre is second to none and it’s brilliant.
“We wanted to do the run for charity and it’s the cause closest to us.
“Training has been hard because of the kids, but we invested in a second hand treadmill.”
“We’d go down the Island for a run, but when he signed us up we had to take it a bit more seriously.
““I couldn’t run at all – barely 30 seconds!”
“I definitely enjoy running more now, but I’m looking forward to finishing and the sense of achievement.”
The couple are hoping to raise more than £250 for Velindre.
To sponsor them, visit www.mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/fattyandtallrun