12:38PM, Saturday 02 August 2014
Best friends who decided to compete in a triathlon after both their mothers fell ill with cancer have raised hundreds of pounds for charity.
The two 29-year-olds, Sabrina Blayden-Ryall and Shelley Halperin-Smith, trained for weeks before taking part in the Gatorade Super Sprint Triathlon at Dorney Lake on Friday, July 20.
Sabrina, of Maiden’s Green, says they were 'a bag of nerves' beforehand but are very proud to have raised £1,300 for Cancer Research UK.
The mum-of-three wanted to raise money for the charity after her mother Jane died of cervical cancer at the age of 37.
Shelley, who lives in Hedsor Road in Bourne End and is a creative project manager for In Style magazine, had a recent experience with the disease after her mum, Louise Halperin, was treated for a second bout of breast cancer.
The friends completed the 450m swim, 10km cycle and 2.5km run in under 47 minutes.
They hope the money will go towards funding medical trials to help treat people who suffer with cancer.
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