Angela Williams

Great Ocean Road Half Marathon 2019

#TEAMLYD

UPDATE 1 April 2019

Absolutely blown away with the support for #TeamLYD and the common goal of vanquishing cancer. It’s huge and so very much appreciated. With the challenge that this brings it’s uplifting Lyd’s (and #TeamLYD’s) spirits to know that from this, money and awareness is being raised for brain tumour research (isn’t she amazing).

I am in week 7 of the training program and currently running 12 kms, upping the anti each week with only 50 days to go! I’m feeling great and starting to see the benefits like not puffing out at the first hill or km and increasing my pace (marginally).

Fun fact from the running track: We’ve been running around Kirribilli and the North Shore whose traditional owners, with heritage of over 5,800 years, are the Cammeraygal and Wallumedegal people. The Cammeraygal people were known to be strong, robust and of high social status. Interestingly Barangaroo, Sydney’s newest development area across the harbour from Kirribilli, is named after a Cameragal woman. Early records of the Sydney colony describe Barangaroo’s strength of character including having firm beliefs; not easily swayed and with a fierce and un-submissive character. I like the sound of Barangaroo and this fact as I watch another amazing women flex her strength to fight this horrible cancer. #fckcancer. Kirribilli though is named from the Aboriginal word `Kiarabilli' meaning a `good fishing spot'.

Again a massive thank you for all those who have reached out, donated or who have thrown their support behind #TeamLYD.

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My great friend, Lydia Carfrae is taking on the fight against stage IV glioblastoma brain cancer. An indiscriminate cancer that needs to be beaten.

#TeamLYD , started by Lyd’s husband Stu and sister Caz, has pulled together all corners of the globe to support Lyd, raise awareness and to raise money to fight and beat GBM brain tumours. This is my part to support the fight and raise funds to go to much needed cancer research. 

 Asking all friends, family, colleagues and good people to dig deep with generosity; whether it be financial, advice to get me through the 23km (its an ultra half) or a kind word.

 All funds going to beating cancer.

I'm supporting cancer research and prevention with Can Too Foundation.

1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This means that potentially someone we love may have to battle cancer, and that’s a statistic that needs to change.

So I asked myself, “what can I do to help?” That’s where the Can Too Foundation came in! Can Too provide professionally coached training programs for participants – of any fitness level – to run, swim and cycle their way to a healthier lifestyle and a cancer-free world.

In return, I am raising valuable funds that go towards innovation in the prevention, care, and control of cancer. Since 2005, Can Too Foundation have trained over 15,000 participants, raised over $20,000,000 to invest in 158 one-year cancer research grants.

It would be fantastic if you could sponsor me, or even better join me in a program!

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Brian Williams

Love you Angela and very proud of you Love Dad and Mum

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Raffle Proceeds

Raffle proceeds

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Tom Quinn

I hope this donation gives you wings to support your angel

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Ray White Deception Bay

Doing a wonderful thing for your friend and we are very proud of you

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Tony Shepherd

Run hard Angela

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Karen O'driscoll

I am so sorry to hear about your friend Angela. I can't imagine how hard that is. Fantastic challenge and a great cause. Do keep me posted on how you go - all the best, Karen

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Jaclyn Scrymgour

You are probably about half way right about now and I'm so excited fo be at the finish line cheering you on.. I’m so proud of you!!

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Angelique Nesbitt

Good luck Angela - proud of you for doing this.

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Angela Williams

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Sarah Bendy

Good luck on your run tomorrow, another fantastic achievement! Congratulations on your fundraising efforts, will be thinking of you and #teamlyd X

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Toni Aliana

Our beliefs make us stronger. Good luck, Angela!

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Derek Osborn

50 days to go, wow. Thanks for the updates and all the very best for the next seven weeks!

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Laura Brannigan

You’re a wonderful human Angela. Sending all my love and hopes to Lydia!

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Anonymous

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Tracynguyen

Goodluck Angela!

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Connie Carson

The world needs more people like you! Your an inspiration Angela :)

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Daron And Raquel White

Good luck Angela we are all very proud of you.

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Gavin Campbell

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Jason Ryan Willis

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Phil Treeby

I wish Lydia a miracle recovery

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Peter Stelmach

Great work Angela

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Linda @ Dreamrun Pt

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Mitchell

Whoa - 23km is a long way! Good luck Angela and best wishes to Lydia.

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David Denny

What a challenge Angela. You'll smash it! Best of luck for a great cause. David.

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Anna Ross

Congratulations Angela on the most impressively structured and informative sponsorship page ever (although that it entirely unsurprising). Best wishes for training and race day, you are a superstar for taking this on!

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Andrew, Dani & Teddy

Run Ange Run!! We're so proud of you!! Andrew, Dani & Teddy xxx

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Kate Heath

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Alice Mcmonagle

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Paula Wilson

Best of luck Angela, especially as you’re running the GOR race and all those hills.

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Sarah Frey

Go #TeamLyd!!!!!! You’re a beautiful friend, inside and out. Will be thinking of you every step of the way x

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Katherine Williams

Go Angela! So proud of you! xox

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Caomhe Fennell

you go girl!!!

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Rebecca Bangura

Great cause Angela and enjoy the run! X

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Christine Kanellakis

What a huge challenge Angela! Best of luck achieving this worthy goal.

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Katie James

Go you good thing! Such an awesome effort for a great cause. Good luck!

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Lucy & Chris

Lots of good luck and love Angela!

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Amanda Clifford

Sending lots of unicorn vibes!!! F*ck cancer xxx

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Karen And Fayex El'atrache

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Cecile Payet

Hi Angela All the best and possible fun in this venture and great initiative. A small drop to your target and help to your friend Lyd. Her story and the Cantoo project are impressive examples of courage and support. Warm thoughts. Cecile

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Murray Liddle

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Les Hill

Angela, Good luck..... hoping the weather is really howling on the BIG day.... renewing the senses and joy of being alive!!

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Steve Orman

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Brigid Clark

Keep up the great work Ange!

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Jake Stawiski

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Chrissie Carras

AMAZING stuff. Let me know if you need cheerleaders on the day. x

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David Stevens

Not surprised to hear that you are stepping up to help. Good luck!

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Jo W-h

Awesome job, Angela.

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Gulin Ozcay

Good luck Angela!!! You are so amazing and love you loads! F*ck Cancer! Xxxxx

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Michelle Moore

Go Ange! Super proud of you xxx

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Raquel White

Just a little top up xxx Go you good thing !

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Caroline Carfrae

Good luck Angela! And thank you so much for all your love and support xxx

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Magda Redwood

I'll be there to cheer you on! You got this :)

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Michael Mccarthy

#fuckcancer

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Alan Werndly

Take your and hurry up.....good luck :)

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Pete Richardson

Well done. Big achievement

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Richelle Neish

Good on you Ang, a fantastic way to support your friend. I'll be cheering for you :)

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Anonymous

All the best on the run Angela

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Leyland Family

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Michelle Heinz

You're a legend! Good luck with the training - looking forward to hearing all the updates along the way!

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The Lazabars

Go Shangela!

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Connie Pulsford

Go Angela 👍

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Nathan Powles

Hi Angela, Really proud of your efforts, as you say we All know loved ones and friends affected by the awful C word. Best of luck for the ultra half and sending positivity to your friend Lydia, Nath

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Prue, Al, Zoe And Aidan

Good luck bestest you are truly amazing and have worked so hard to get so fit! So proud of you and we will all be cheering you on. Super Star xoxoxo

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Tania Vivoda

You go girl! You are an amazing lady and I hope the sun light guides your way on the run to keep you energised and the wind firmly blows behind you to aid your personal effort!

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Andrea Prieto

Hi Angela, wishing you all the best with the marathon and sending lots of strength to you and your beautiful friend Lydia.

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Rosie + Alex

Support coming all the way from the US via Billy. Go Angela!

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Ryan Zacharjak

Good Luck Ang!!

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Rhys Barker

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Anonymous

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Catriona Devine

What a beautiful thing to do and I wish you all the luck with the half marathon (something I have yet to achieve).

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Leon Musu

Run, girl run, I wish you all the best with your challenge.

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Megan Constable

Sending best wishes for the run and your friend Angela. Megan

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Cathy Rodgers

Best of luck Ange, what a beautiful friend you are to Lydia.

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Leasa Beasley

Good luck Angela!

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Petula Chadwick

What a wonderful way to help a friend. Good luck Angela!

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Dawn Nicholas

Good on you Angela I will be cheering you on. I wish Lyd strength and power to beat this #*% cancer. All the best xx

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Coralie Maher

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Steve Mitchell

Good luck buddy

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Michael Beckwith

Go well Angela

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Rebecca Lin

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David Zensea

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Brigette Freytag

Go Angie!!! You're doing so well, love seeing your updates!! Good luck xoxo

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Warren Farrow

Go Girl

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Andres Carrillo

All the best on the run! #f*** Cancer

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Fiona Merlo

You're an amazing woman Angela, you've got this in the bag. Good luck!

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Stephanie Bell

Go Angela!!!

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Lisa R

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Amy Barry

Good Luck Angela, what an amazing inspiration you are.

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Anonymous

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Monica Orrigo

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Siobhan

Go team pink panther - good luck Ang xo

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Fiona Merlo

Congratulations Angela on exceeding your $10k target! Truly you're an inspiration. Good Luck for the RUN!

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Caitlin Moore

Congrats Legend! Xx

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Marianne Suchanek

Geez Angela - its too early in the morning to cry. Good for you and Lyd - you are loved!

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Melanie

It's only four (and a half) ParkRuns - you got this!!!

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Sharon Higgins

Best of luck!

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Richard Kennedy

Best of luck

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Karen Langdon

Remember to have fun and enjoy every km. Train well to go easy. 😀

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Damien Sheehy

Great initiative Angela! You'll nail it :)

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Helen Neilson

Go Angela what a great cause

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Leonard And Lucy

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