Ben said, “I’m really excited to be working alongside two truly inspirational ladies. For both of them running the HERTS 10K will be a real personal challenge and a life changing experience. Taking them from zero to 10k will not be easy as both have a medical history that adds to the challenges any newbie runner finds. After meeting with the ladies I’ve not doubt their determination and humour alongside eleven weeks of physical training will get them across the finish line.”
The ladies have called themselves ‘Ben’s Angels’.
Readers may recognise Sarah Toll as one of St Albans recent Olympic Torchbearers. Sarah finished chemotherapy and radiotherapy in 2010 however the treatment and the drugs she is still taking affect her energy levels making her feel very fatigued. Exercise for Sarah will be hard. At the moment Sarah can’t jog for more than five minutes without stopping and sometimes walking a flight of stairs is an effort.
Sarah said, “I’m really excited about training for the HERTS 10K. Running the race is all part of moving forward and putting cancer behind me. In my younger days before being diagnosed with cancer I was fit and healthy and I want to get back to that again.”