Laureus runners get Pendleton advice

World and Olympic track cycling champion Victoria Pendleton passed on her advice to a group of runners who are bidding to raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation ahead of the Vitality Oxford Half Marathon.

Pendleton, who recently made an impressive debut as an amateur jockey when coming second in a race at Ripon, answered questions from runners on how to prepare for a big race and what it takes to perform at the highest level.

The runners in attendance were all part of #TeamSportForGood, a group who had signed up for the event to raise money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which uses sport as a tool for social change, benefitting young people both in the UK and around the world.

“I had a great day meeting and speaking with these inspirational runners who are gearing up for the Half Marathon next month,” Pendleton said.

“With all funds raised through their efforts going directly to Laureus, these participants are really bringing the ‘Sport for Good’ message to life.”

She added: “I’ve been privileged enough to see first-hand the incredible work done around the world by Laureus, using sport as a tool to empower young people and giving them an opportunity to pave their own path in life.”

There are still a few places left in #TeamSportforGood.

For more information and to sign up for the Oxford Half Marathon, go to http://www.laureus.com/run. The deadline for entries is September 29.

Funds raised by #TeamSportforGood runners taking part in the Vitality Run Series, which includes six half marathons between now and the end of March, will go towards training 1,000 sports coaches who will work with 100,000 young people across the across the UK.

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The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, whose mission is to use sport as the means to tackle social problems around the world, has raised more than €85 million since 2000.

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