Country girl Hannah Treliving is swapping her wellies for trainers to run the London Marathon in aid of The Countryside Alliance Foundation.
The 20-year-old, of Marridge Hill in Ramsbury, will tackle the 26.1-mile run on April 13 and has chosen the TCAF, a lobbying group on rural issues, because of her love for the outdoors.
This will be her first marathon but she has a passion for sport including skiing, hockey, tennis, horse riding, fishing and shooting.
She said: “I really enjoy my outdoor pursuits and think more school-age children should be able to experience the fun to be had out in the countryside.”
Miss Treliving, shooting and fishing co-ordinator for sporting agency Roxtons, has been training for the run since Christmas and has so far managed 18 miles.
She said: “I think that will be my limit for training and hopefully my adrenaline will get me through the rest.
“I’m quite apprehensive but I’m looking forward to it. I’ve always wanted to do a marathon and people have told me the atmosphere is really fantastic and it’s the best thing they’ve ever done.”
She hopes to finish in less than four hours and raise £2,000 for the charity.
She said: “I’d really love to reach my target but it’s difficult to ask people for money.
“I’m trying to organise fundraising events. I’m organising a pub quiz at the Queen’s pub in East Grafton in the next couple of weeks.
“A couple of weekends ago I did a ramble and put on a lunch and charged people £10 a head to join in, which raised a couple of hundred pounds.”
To sponsor her, visit www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Treliving