Angie tackles a triathlon to raise cash for cancer charity

Angela Upson from Cowplain who is raising cash for charity by taking part in triathlon events.  Picture: Steve Reid (122428-124)
Angela Upson from Cowplain who is raising cash for charity by taking part in triathlon events. Picture: Steve Reid (122428-124)
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Determined Angie Upson is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because she is gearing up for a triathlon in aid of worthy causes.

Angie, of Hart Plain Avenue, Cowplain, is 50 in August and she wants to prove she’s still got what it takes.

As part of the event on September 22, she will cycle 30k and run 5k around Hyde Park, London, and swim 600m in the Thames.

She hopes all her efforts will raise as much money as possible for the Cancer Research UK charity.

Angie has put her endurance to the test before.

Last year she completed a similar triathlon in aid of The British Heart Foundation.

She wanted to take part because an uncle and her grandad, Arthur Farmer, have died of heart disease in the past 40 years.

Angie says: ‘This year I thought I would do it again and raise money for another excellent charity.

‘Cancer Research UK has been extremely supportive about me doing this.

‘I’ve been training four to five times a week and last weekend I took part in the Chichester Triathlon, so I’m feeling prepared now, if a little nervous.’

She adds: ‘I would love to take part in more charity challenges in the future. I love making a difference to people’s lives.’

For more information about Cancer Research UK, please visit canceresearchuk.org.