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Personal trainer to take on 100-mile race
7:50am Thursday 1st May 2014 in News
A PERSONAL trainer working in Kidderminster is pushing herself to the extreme to run 100 miles in 25 hours for Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Sarah-Louise Shaw, who works at NicFit in Lisle Avenue, is taking on the mighty challenge after her mum Linda Shaw, 43, was helped by Marie Curie nurses during her fight with breast cancer two years ago.
The 21-year-old hopes to raise £2,500 for the charity and will officially change her name to her nickname Bambi if she reaches her target.
Miss Shaw is taking on the Apocalypse 100 challenge on Saturday, May 17, an ultra-marathon in the Shropshire hills.
She said: "The time limit for Apocalypse 100 is 33 hours but I'm hoping to do it in 25 hours.
"Last summer I did 100km from London to Brighton for breast cancer and I just wanted to build on that."
Miss Shaw's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in Summer 2012.
"She was amazing," Miss Shaw added. "She's very much a person that says 'this is what's happened, we're just going to deal with it'.
"She's the reason I'm really into fitness. She trained all the way through it."
Miss Shaw, who is also studying sports therapy at the University of Worcester, hopes to document her progress on the 100-mile run by taking a 'selfie' every 10 miles.
Regarding her nickname, she said: "When I first met the people at NicFit I was playing football and I would fall over all the time. It's just stuck and now some people couldn't tell you my actual name."
Her friend Kay Clarkson, of Far Forest, is also holding a charity evening at her home for NicFit members and hopes to raise funds with a raffle.
Mrs Clarkson said she clicked with Miss Shaw after her own mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in December last year.
To donate visit justgiving.com/bambinoshaw
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