Sheffield runner Rachel’s vegan diet boost

Rachel Ward, who is running the Greater Manchester Marathon for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity
Rachel Ward, who is running the Greater Manchester Marathon for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity
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A Sheffield vegan has created a healthy eating plan to help boost her training for a charity running challenge.

Rachel Ward will run the Greater Manchester Marathon in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity - with the help of a ‘clean’ vegan diet.

Rachel, aged 24, of Aston, said: “I have never run a marathon before, in the past I have done 5k and 10k races and feel a marathon would be a massive accomplishment.

“I have completely changed my diet. I have been vegan for a year already but after Christmas I decided to eat a really ‘clean’ vegan diet to complement my training.

“I don’t eat processed foods and eat plant-based foods, and I have found that this has really benefitted my training.

“I have more energy and can push myself that little bit further.”

Rachel, a coffee shop manager, chose to support Weston Park because her partner’s grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer just a few weeks after losing her husband. A number of other friends and family members have also been cared for at the hospital.

To sponsor Rachel, visit www.justgiving.com/Rachel-marathon