Personal trainer prepares for ultramarathon charity challenge

A Richmond woman is preparing for a 50-mile ultramarathon across the Yorkshire Thee Peaks.

Mia Olroyd is taking on the challenge to raise money for raise money and awareness for the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).

The 20-year-old, a personal trainer at ML Sports and Fitness in Richmond, is hoping to raise at least £1,000 — with pledges already totalling more than £960.

She said: “CALM are an incredible charity who are working hard to campaign against living miserably, and saving people’s lives week on week and I couldn’t think of a better charity to fundraise for, because it’s going to have a real life changing impact for so many people.”

Mia said she had been inspired to change her life after suffering her own mental health problems.

“I know myself and too many other people close to me who have suffered and that just ‘talking more’ is never enough.

“Nothing changes if nothing changes, and I want to really hammer home that message – that no one is going to do it but you.”

The challenge will take place on May 7.

To sponsor Mia, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mia-Oldroyd2