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Angela Vodden Takes on Challenges to Raise Money for One Fylde

Angela's Story

“I started running in my mid-20’s, but then life took over and for many years focused upon life, PhD and my career, which entailed a lot of late -night meetings and project negotiations as well as travelling around so it just wasn’t possible. I didn’t pick my running shoes back up until a good 30 years later, just after lockdown, when I didn’t have very much to challenge me, other than training a lockdown border collie puppy. The main reason I got into running was to keep fit, but I found that running has many benefits; including being cheaper on a day to day basis than joining a gym.” 

Angela said

Why I chose one Fylde?

“I respect the work that One Fylde do, they are an awesome team who give so much personally. I have had the pleasure of meeting a couple of members of their team, and I listen to their radio whenever I am able to in work. The joy they give me and the inspiration that emits from their work is immeasurable.”

“I would like to raise as much as possible, I don’t want to set a benchmark – I’d like to see what we raise for the first event and then perhaps aspire to double it at each event.”

At the finish line Angela GNR Sep23

Angela's 2024 Challenges

Blackpool Marathon - April 21st

Blackpool Marathon - April 21st

The Blackpool Marathon was first run in 2004. It has become popular and permanent annual fixture in the running calendar. The race is often described as a flat and fast coastal marathon. The course takes runners along the Blackpool seafront past the many sights, including Golden Mile; St Annes and Lytham. It is very popular with runners looking to achieve a PB.

The race starts in Blackpool, from there runners head south to Lytham St Annes where they turn and run back towards Cleveleys before turning south again. The half marathon finish line is back in Blackpool near the start, while marathon runners continue to repeat the route.

Darwen Triathlon Sprint - June 23rd

Darwen Triathlon Sprint - June 23rd

I will be joining RunThrough at Darwen Leisure Centre for a sprint triathlon with a fantastic pool swim, scenic bike and run through the market town and surrounding moorland.

Distances: 750m Swim, 20k Bike, 5k Run

3 Country Marathon - October 13th

3 Country Marathon - October 13th

The Sparkasse Marathon, also known as the 3-Lander-Marathon, has a distance of 42,195km and covers three countries with picturesque lake shores and impressive mountains. The route starts in Lindau, Germany and runs along the shores of Lake Constance through Austria finishing in the stadium in Bregenz, Switzerland.

 

Yorkshire 3 Peaks - 31st August

Yorkshire 3 Peaks - 31st August

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a 24-miles round trip route, and includes 1,585m (5,200ft) of ascent. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres), usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These hills form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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