An intrepid team of long-distance runners are set to take on yet another challenge, tackling  the Conwy half marathon to raise much needed funds for children’s charity, Kids N Cancer.

Voted in the top 5 most scenic half marathons in the UK by readers of “Runners World”, this great marathon is now in its 7th year, with the start and finish on the quayside in front of the 700-year old Conwy Castle. Over 3000 runners are due to take part, including a crack team of runners from CNS led by John Jones, Pre-Sales Technical Consultant.

John has a very personal interest in supporting Kids N Cancer, a national charity which helps children with cancer to receive life-saving treatment that is not funded via the National Health Service. John’s daughter, Gracie, was diagnosed with a malignant tumour in 2014 and received proton beam therapy in America. Gracie is currently undergoing treatment for a recurrence, but this time, her treatment is being delivered in the UK.

A lifelong Liverpool FC supporter, John will run with colleagues on 22nd November and has gone “on the wagon” during his training programme! His goal is to raise £500 in pledges before the marathon – and run the marathon in full Manchester United FC kit on the day and better still, if he is slower than 1 hour 38 minutes, John will play a round of golf at Worsley Golf Club wearing a full Everton FC kit! John will be accompanied in his endeavour by die-hard Incom running club members David Hughes, Dave Williamson and Jason Kilvert.

Speaking about the forthcoming “big run”, David Hughes, Managing Director of CNS, comments, “We like to get behind our colleagues in their fundraising efforts and are particularly keen to offer Kids N Cancer our support. I know we will be spurred on by the importance of the cause we are supporting. Many children like Gracie need expensive and highly specialised treatment to beat cancer; we want to make a real difference and the best way to do this is to raise as much money as we can.”

Donations to the fundraising effort can be made at the Justgiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/jj-conwy-marathon/