HUMAN resources consultant Julie Sykes is getting the run around!
For Julie, who runs Shepley-based JCS HR, is two-thirds of the way through an exhausting charity fundraising effort – competing in two half-marathons and a gruelling coast-to-coast bike ride in the space of less than a month.
Julie (pictured right) has already completed the Liverpool half-marathon and last week took part in the coast-to-coast challenge from Whitehaven to Sunderland. She completes her “treble” on April 25 by running in the Sheffield half-marathon.
Said Julie: “I have previously run several half-marathons, four London marathons and completed a 500km bike ride through Poland in aid of various national charities.
“But last year I worked with Skipton-based Craven Domestic Violence Service in a professional capacity and was incredibly impressed with the work they do to support victims and survivors of domestic abuse.
“If I can help them to continue with their work by raising funds through sponsorship, then all that exercise is definitely worthwhile!”
Chris Knowles-Fitton, chairman of the charity’s managing committee, said: “Julie was very professional and knowledgeable in her dealings with us and we were extremely pleased with the work she undertook on our behalf.
“We are delighted that she was so impressed with the value and importance of our work that she wants to raise funds on our behalf. We wish her every success.”
Julie is no stranger to fundraising. Her exploits in the London Marathon four times raised thousands of pounds for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
She has also completed a 500km cycle ride through Poland as well as competing in several half-marathons.
A member of the Denby Dale Travellers running club, Julie, lives at Shepley.
Supporters can still sponsor Julie by visiting http://www.jcs-hr.co.uk/contact.php