A RADIOGRAPHER who says she hates running is preparing to take part in a marathon for a children’s charity.

Samantha Grundy was inspired to enter the Liverpool Marathon when she met the creators of William’s Fund.

The charity funds research into children’s cancer and was set up by the parents of William Dodd, who died from the disease in 2000.

But the 22-year-old isn’t stopping there – she is doing the NHS Fun Tri and will also swim in open water and cycle from Manchester to Blackpool later this year.

“I’m a radiographer and we see a lot of people and young children who are suffering from cancer,” she said.

“There is hardly any research into paediatric cancer and when I met William’s parents I just decided I wanted to do something to help change that.”

She will run the Liverpool event on May 25, swim a mile across Lake Windermere in June joined by partner Anthony McGuinness and cycle 60 miles in July.

Samantha, of Manchester Road, Astley, said: “It is hard to train for all three at once but I am as ready as I will ever be. I’m least looking forward to the marathon. I am quite sporty but I hate running, it always rains and at least with cycling and swimming you can just coast or float, but running is constant.

“I am pretty much going it alone in the hope of raising £1,000 for the charity.”

Samantha, who works at Warrington Hospital, has already raised more than £800. To donate visit uk.virginmoney giving.com/SamanthaGrundy2.