UHY Hacker Young’s Manchester office proudly supports Paralympic Medallist Shelly Woods as she prepares for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon
1st October 2020, 11:21 am
The Manchester office of UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group, is proudly supporting Shelly Woods, a two-time London Marathon champion, British record holder and 2012 Paralympic silver medallist, as she goes through her final stages of training for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 4th October.
The women’s wheelchair racing event will be held in a secure biosphere and while there will be no spectators attending the event itself, BBC Sport will be broadcasting eight hours of live coverage throughout the day.
UHY Hacker Young have been headline sponsors of Shelly throughout her 2019/20 competitive year and are pleased to announce that they have also extended their support for Shelly throughout the 2020/21 competitive year.
Shelly comments: “Training has been a little different this year and we have had to adapt everything due to Covid. We’ve pretty much had to build a home gym as all of the gyms and my training venues were closed during lockdown.”
“Despite these obstacles, I’ve managed to get some good training done these last few months and I’m looking forward to finally being able to compete.”
“Unfortunately, my whole racing schedule for this year has been cancelled due to Covid. However, this has made this opportunity even more special, being the only racing event that I will be able to take part in this year.”
Chris Oxley, a partner in the UHY Hacker Young Manchester office (and husband of Shelly!) also commented:
“One of the positives to come out of the pandemic is that I’ve been able to help Shelly out with training as I’m at home more. She’s been really pushing herself at the moment, so I’m excited to see if she can convert that into a good performance on Sunday.
“It’s great to know that everyone at UHY Hacker Young will be supporting her all the way, which I know she is really thankful for.”
UHY Hacker Young would like to wish Shelly the best of luck and will continue to update on Shelly’s progress and achievements at all the planned upcoming events.
To follow Shelly’s progress and keep an eye on her achievements throughout the year, you can follow her on Twitter @ShellyWoods86, and we will also be sharing updates via the UHY Hacker Young Twitter account @UHYHackerYoung and on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/uhy-hacker-young. For all posts relating to Shelly we will be using the hashtag #UHY4Shelly.
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