Editor shrugs off injury to lead out charity race team

Despite torn tendons in both her ankles, Cambrian News editor Bev Davies is determined to lead a team of 15 female staff in a 5km charity race.

Davies and her team at the seven-edition Aberystwyth-based weekly will take part in the Race for Life, for which the newspaper is a media backer.

But a fall earlier this month has left 43-year-old Davies with damaged tendons.

She said: “I am determined to take part in the race on Aberystwyth Promenade on 11 May, even though I am in a fair amount of pain at the moment.

“Luckily you don’t have to run the race – you can jog or walk – so no prizes for guessing which I will be doing.”

The Cambrian News entered a 13-strong team in the inaugural race last year, raising £1,700 for cancer research, and this year Davies’ Press Gang is hoping to better that total.

More than 500 people are expected to be pounding the promenade in the women-only race, one of 135 being held all over Britain in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Davies added: “Cancer is something that touches all of us. When I mooted the idea of entering our own team, I had a fantastic response from female members of staff in the editorial, production and advertising departments. “Anyone who would like to sponsor the team is welcome to e-mail me at bev@cambrian-news.co.uk.”

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