Hoad Hill set to be Vicky's first marathon after her foot surgery
THE Hoad Hill Marathon has also attracted runners from further afield this year and one such competitor is 35-year-old Victoria Mousley, an English teacher from Accrington.
Victoria is what many people would deem a "serious runner" and usually runs ultra marathons while she is coached by London-based trainer Andy Willing.
Victoria said: "I am really looking forward to taking part in the Hoad Hill Marathon, I have been involved with events organised by Gaynor Prior in the past and they have always been fantastic.
"I always love driving through the Lakes and I was very interested to see the route for the Ulverston race.
"I had my foot operated on in January this year and this will be the first time I have raced in a marathon since then. I always run on hilly terrain and never on the road so I think I will be suited to the route."
For Victoria, fitting her training in with her job as a senior school English teacher and taking care of her little girl can sometimes be tough, but she is a firm believer that everyone can fit exercise into their routine if they try hard enough.